Russia’s ambassador to Ankara Andrey Karlov used to be on Monday badly wounded in a gun assault whilst visiting an artwork exhibition opening in the Turkish capital, tv reports stated.
Karlov used to be hospitalised and a number of other other folks have been wounded in the assault by way of an unknown gunman, NTV and CNN-Turk televisions stated.
The assault got here after days of protests in Turkey over Russia’s position in Syria, even though Moscow and Ankara at the moment are running intently in combination to evacuate electorate from Aleppo.
Footage revealed by way of the Hurriyet day by day confirmed no less than two males in fits mendacity flat at the floor as any other guy brandished a gun.
The assault came about on the Cagdas Sanatlar Merkezi, a significant artwork exhibition corridor in the Cankaya district of Ankara the place maximum overseas embassies are situated together with Russia’s challenge.
CNN-Turk stated the ambassador used to be in a major situation.
Protesters in Turkey have held Moscow answerable for human rights violations in Aleppo.