Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov died as a result of his injuries after an armed attack in Ankara, reports Daily Sabah.
This information confirms the source of “RIA Novosti”. However, official confirmation of data on the deaths of Ambassador of Russia to Turkey is not. The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said earlier that Charles suffered gunshot wounds and will be taken to the hospital.
“RIA Novosti” reports that the Turkish authorities have strengthened protection of the Embassy in Ankara after the attack on the Ambassador.
The attack took place earlier in the evening, when Charles was at the opening of the photo exhibition “Russia through the eyes of a traveler: from Kaliningrad to Kamchatka” center for contemporary art in the capital of Turkey. The perpetrator first shot in the air and then back to the Ambassador. According to Anadolu Agency, after the operation, the criminal was “neutralized”.
is an online broadcast after the attack on the Ambassador.
NTV reported that along with Charles injured three people. Hurriyet passed that all were heard 15 to 20 shots in the gallery. According to some, the unknown was able to penetrate into the center of contemporary art, upon presentation of a valid police identification card.