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Russian ambassador to Turkey assassinated

Postby Peter1469 » Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:39 pm

Russian ambassador to Turkey assassinated

An off duty Turkish police officer assassinated the Russian ambassador to Turkey. In front of the press. He stated it was revenge for Aleppo. In other articles I saw that the Syrian rebels were celebrating. Russia will likely react very quickly.

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Russia's ambassador to Turkey has been assassinated by an off-duty police officer in front of terrified witnesses allegedly in retaliation for the crisis in Aleppo.

The gunman - smartly dressed in a black suit and tie - reportedly shouted "Allahu Akbar" and said in Turkish "We die in Aleppo, you die here" after shooting Ambassador Andrei Karlov in the back.

The attacker was fatally shot by police after killing Mr Karlov and wounding three others in what Russia's Foreign Ministry has called "an act of terrorism".

Mr Karlov, 62, was delivering a speech at an art gallery in the capital of Ankara when he was shot from behind in an attack caught on camera, and then shot at least once more at close range as he lay on the floor.

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Re: Russian ambassador to Turkey assassinated

Postby Tahuyaman » Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:01 pm

How is Rssia going to respond? Are they doing to employ more military assets or will they pull back a bit?

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Re: Russian ambassador to Turkey assassinated

Postby Peter1469 » Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:24 pm

I don't think Russia will let it affect its relationship with Turkey, which is getting better this year. I suspect the assassin was associated with Sunni radicals- not necessarily ISIL.


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