Russia's ambassador to Turkey was attacked by a gunman at an art center in Ankara https://t.co/76pgy18n6K
— The New York Times (@nytimes) December 19, 2016
Photo from scene appears to show a gunman (right) & Ambassador shot on ground (center). pic.twitter.com/ktmY6A6a6J
— Charles Lister (@Charles_Lister) December 19, 2016
— CNN (@CNN) December 19, 2016
It took 102 years but we may have the closest repeat of the doomed Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Russia has been in extreme opposition to Turkey in how to deal with the Syria situation and with ISIS. It’s chaotic. From broken ceasefires to militaristic taunting to extremely intense and mostly unsuccessful negotiations. Now we’ve got the Russian Ambassador to Turkey shot and potentially killed at an art exhibit in Turkey’s capital.
Not good. Not good at all. This just happened and is a developing situation. Hold onto your butts, will be fascinating to see what unfolds.
Gunman reportedly dead, ambassador severely wounded (some reports he’s died; BNN cannot confirm these reports).
BREAKING: Private NTV news channel reports Turkish police have fatally shot gunman who attacked Russian ambassador.
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 19, 2016
It’s not funny but I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t comment that there are no clear reports on whether or not this is James Bond. Would be a shocking move from the Brits.
Just saw video of the shooting. It’s WILD and incredibly disturbing. From the looks of it the shooter was part of his security detail… opened fire as the Ambassador was speaking.
Ambassador has died. I posted the video of him being shot here.
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) December 19, 2016
Reports of the shooter’s identity.
Karlov's assassin has been identified as Mevlüt Mert Alt?nta? (off-duty riot police officer) and was neutralised. pic.twitter.com/sMLj9g3XQa
— Haidar Sumeri (@IraqiSecurity) December 19, 2016