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    Moscow Calls for Urgently Establishing All Facts Surrounding Ambassador's Murder

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    All the circumstances surrounding the murder of the Russian ambassador in Turkey should be established as soon as possible, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia's Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov was shot by a gunman at an art gallery exhibition opening in Ankara late on Monday. Three other people were also injured in the attack. The Russian Foreign Ministry called the incident an act of terrorism.

    "It is necessary to establish all the circumstances of the organization and execution of the terrorist act as soon as possible," Lavrov said at a meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Moscow.

    "Yesterday, our presidents agreed that in addition to the investigatory action of the Turkish special services, the Russian investigation team would fly to Ankara, and… it has already landed in the Turkish capital," Lavrov added.

    "This tragedy makes all of us more determined to fight terrorism and makes this meeting even more useful. So I very much hope that these negotiations, as well as the upcoming trilateral meeting with our Iranian counterpart, will allow us to reach agreements that will facilitate the process of the Syrian conflict settlement by concrete actions, will create conditions for a more efficient delivery of humanitarian aid without making any concessions to terrorists," Lavrov said.

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    • avatar
      copius
      Investigation will be thorough.
      Reprisal will be swift and silent.
      Those responsible..... Be very afraid..... Death is coming to your family then to you.
    • avatar
      siljvn9
      If you take to account that what has been happening in the last few days, all the fingers will point to one direction, US. Obama just last Friday he made a serious threat to Russia regarding the unfounded accusation of the election hacking issue. He made explicit threat to Russia on that day and he left it very clear, the action was coming, and he even said that some action will public and some will not. Do you need more than that?
    • Gentle Eaglein reply tocopius(Show commentHide comment)
      O' copius, how you can read my mind! My pertinent wish is to FIRST AND FOREMOST MAKE ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN the ASSASSIN IS FACTUALLY NEUTRALIZED like the Turkish Intelligence would like us to believe, then take it from there.
      I trust FSB with all my heart!!!
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