View Full Version : Russian Ambassador To Turkey Shot In Assassination Attempt

December 19th, 2016, 12:02 PM
UPDATE: The ambassador has died. (Source (https://mobile.twitter.com/willmauldin/status/810898032124424192))

Assassin heard shouting "We'll make you pay for Aleppo!" according to local media reports. (Source (https://mobile.twitter.com/willmauldin/status/810898032124424192))

Assassin also reportedly stated "We die in Aleppo, you die here!" whilst perpetrating the act of terror. (Source (https://mobile.twitter.com/W7VOA/status/810892934438617088))

Gunman has been 'eliminated.' (Source (https://mobile.twitter.com/SputnikInt/status/810889811582140416))

Assassin identified as Mert Altınaş, born 1994 in Aydın, Söke, Turkey- active police officer since 2014. (Source (https://mobile.twitter.com/WashingtonPoint/status/810902171327877120))

Russia's ambassador to Turkey has been seriously wounded in an 'assassination attempt' that has left at least three others with injuries.

Ambassador Andrei Karlov was reportedly in a critical condition in hospital after was shot as he delivered a speech at an art gallery in the Turkish capital of Ankara.

The gunman allegedly entered the gallery with police identification.

The attacker fired a shot into the air as the ambassador spoke and then shot him at least once in a suspected radical Islamic attack, the Hurriyet newspaper reported.

Three others were reportedly wounded as the shooting continued and people fled for their lives.

It was unclear whether the gunman had been detained.

Photos published online by Turkish media showed Mr Karlov and a second person on the floor after being wounded.

Mr Karlov was attending the opening of an exhibition at Ankara's Centre for Contemporary Arts when the gun attack occurred.

Source (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/russian-ambassador-turkey-seriously-injured-9485836)



December 19th, 2016, 01:47 PM
He's dead Jim

The "assassination attempt" was apparently successful, the ambassador has been pronounced dead.

December 19th, 2016, 01:51 PM
Yikes! Franz Ferdinand 2k16! /s.

December 19th, 2016, 01:56 PM
Yikes! Franz Ferdinand 2k16! /s.

Very poignant of you.

December 19th, 2016, 04:40 PM

December 19th, 2016, 04:46 PM
Yikes! Franz Ferdinand 2k16! /s.

Somehow I doubt a world war could be started over something like that again.

December 19th, 2016, 07:53 PM
I wonder if the Russians will be as timid as we were when our diplomatic personnel were assassinated in Benghazi a couple years ago? I don't believe Mr. Putin take this lying down.