Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 20
Russia’s security officials have been sent to Ankara to investigate the murder of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov, TASS agency reported Dec. 20 citing a source familiar with the situation.
The Russian diplomat was fatally wounded by an armed gunman on Dec. 19 evening as he made a speech during the opening of a photo exhibition devoted to Russia in the Center for Contemporary Art in Turkey’s capital Ankara.
The attacker was killed by local security forces shortly after, Turkey’s authorities said. Three people were wounded. Russia’s Foreign Ministry said the attack on the ambassador was an act of terrorism.
A criminal case was opened in Russia with regard to the incident.