Turkish PM to Visit Russian Embassy in Ankara After Ambassador's Assassination

© AFP 2022 / Natalia KOLESNIKOVA Flowers are placed in front of a portrait of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov in the Foreign Ministry in Moscow a day after the assassination of the Russian ambassador in the Turkish capital
Flowers are placed in front of a portrait of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov in the Foreign Ministry in Moscow a day after the assassination of the Russian ambassador in the Turkish capital - Sputnik International
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Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim will visit the Russian Embassy in Ankara in connection with the murder of Russian Ambassador Andrey Karlov, embassy spokeswoman Irina Kasimova said Thursday.

Andrei Karlov, the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, speaks at a photo exhibition in Ankara on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, moments before a gunman opened fire on him - Sputnik International
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ANKARA (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, a farewell ceremony was held in commemoration of the slain Russian ambassador, later he was buried in Moscow.

"The Turkish prime minister will arrive at our embassy to leave a note in the book of condolences," Kasimova told RIA Novosti.

Karlov was shot at the opening of an art gallery exhibition opening by Turkish off-duty police officer Mevlut Mert Altintas on Monday. Three more people were also injured in the shooting. The Russian Foreign Ministry said it considered the attack a terrorist act.

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