Gunman Kills Russian Ambassador to Turkey

By Dipo Olowookere

Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Mr Andrey Karlov, has been shot dead by a gunman at an art gallery in Turkey on Monday.

Mr Karlov was said to have been murdered by the assassin at an art exhibition in Ankara.

According to reports, the Russian envoy was allegedly killed by an off-duty police officer, who was dressed in suit and tie.

He reportedly opened fire at the diplomat at the event shouting “Remember Syria! Remember Aleppo!”

His victim was taken to hospital in Ankara after being shot, but was later pronounced dead by doctors.

Meanwhile, Russia has described the killing as a terrorist attack.

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan. Mr Olowookere can be reached via

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