Russian Ambassador Assassinated in Turkey
The gunman shouted, “Don’t forget Syria!” Ambassador Andrei Karlov was shot in the back yesterday by a lone attacker in Ankara, Turkey, while giving a speech at an art exhibition opening. Reports suggest that the gunman, who was killed by special forces, was Ankara riot police officer Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, 22. Protesters across Turkey have strongly condemned Russia’s role in the ongoing violence in Aleppo, as Turkish and Russian governments cooperate in the precarious ceasefire. But leaders Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan say the assassination won’t undermine their strengthening relationship.