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Biography of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov Killed in Ankara

© AP Photo / Burhan Ozbilici A picture taken on June 4, 2014 in Ankara, shows Andrey Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Ankara. Karlov has been shot dead on December 19, 2016 in a gun attack during a public event in Ankara
A picture taken on June 4, 2014 in Ankara, shows Andrey Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Ankara. Karlov has been shot dead on December 19, 2016 in a gun attack during a public event in Ankara - Sputnik International
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Facts about Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov, who was murdered by a gunman at an art gallery exhibition opening in Ankara.

Turkish police officers cordon off the area close to a photo gallery where the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, was shot and killed by a gunman in Ankara, Turkey. - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov, who took office in 2013, was killed by a gunman at an art gallery exhibition opening in Ankara on Monday.

Karlov was born on February 4, 1954. In 1976, he graduated from the School of International Economic Relations of Moscow State Institute of International Relations.

In 1992, Karlov graduated from the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry. He worked for the ministry since 1976.

In 1976-2008, Karlov held various diplomatic positions in the central apparatus of the ministry and its foreign offices.

In 2001-2006, he served as the Russian ambassador to North Korea.

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In 2007-2009, he was a deputy director of the Consular Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

On January 27, 2009 he was appointed the director of the Consular Department.

On July 12, 2013, Karlov was appointed ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Russia to Turkey.

Karlov was proficient in English and Korean languages.

The ambassador was married and had a son.

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