The Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, has been shot dead by a gunman at an art exhibition in the Turkish capital, Ankara.
A gunman has shot dead Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, apparently in protest at Russia’s involvement in the Syrian conflict.
Several other people were reportedly also injured in the attack, a day after protests in Turkey over Russia’s military intervention in Syria.
According to Russian TV, the ambassador had been attending an exhibition called “Russia as seen by Turks”.
Police later “neutralised” the gunman, reports say, without giving details. Images posted online showed the suspected gunman dead in the gallery.
The killer was later identified as Mevlut Mert Aydintas,22, a member of the Ankara riot police.