MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The man who killed Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov entered the Ankara exhibition hall where the diplomat was due to speak without going through security checks, Turkish media reported.
The ambassador was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead 40 minutes after the gun attack, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry, which described it as an act of terrorism.
The 22-year-old gunman mentioned Syria and shouted "God is great" during the attack. He was reportedly shot down by police. The Turkish government said the murderer wanted to disrupt Ankara’s ties with Moscow.
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