The Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, was shot dead at an art exhibition in Ankara on Monday. Karlov was assassinated by an off-duty riot police officer, Mevlut Mert Altintas. The gunman was shot dead by Turkish security forces after the incident.
The assassination of Andrey Karlov was captured on video and the killer can be heard saying, “Allahu akbar (God is [the] greatest). Do not forget Aleppo! Do not forget Syria! Do not forget Aleppo! Do not forget Syria!”
He also yelled, “Get back! Get back!” in Turkish as he waved around the gun.
The shooting occurred a day before diplomats from Turkey, Iran and Russia are scheduled to meet to discuss the Aleppo situation.
Warning: The video of the Russian ambassador’s killing may be disturbing to some viewers.