BREAKING: Russian ambassador shot in Turkey.

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I think this deserves its own thread.

The Russian ambassador to Turkey has been shot and at least badly injured in an assassination attempt at an art exhibition in Ankara.

Many others are injured. Sky News are reporting on an ongoing hostage situation.

EDIT at 17:14h on 19/12/2016

Sky News is now confirming that His Excellency Andrey Karlov, ambassador of The Russian Federation to The Republic of Turkey, has died

He was shot in the back by a Turkish police officer.
 
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Jesus this is escalating.

I suppose it it is the Kurds again. Well Erdogan always says that anyway.
 

Erudite Caveman

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Read this a few days ago


Have Russian hitmen been killing with impunity in Turkey?

A series of assassinations has taken place in Turkey of men from the countries of the former USSR. There's evidence that some were carried out by killers from Russia, writes Murad Batal Shishani - including, in one case, names, photographs and a memory stick carelessly left behind for Turkish police to study.
Have Russian hitmen been killing with impunity in Turkey? - BBC News

Sounds like it may be linked to the Chechens?
 
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It's all very confused. Sky News has local sources saying that the ambassador is still in the building lying on the floor having been shot in the back.

Other sources say he's critically injured but in hospital.
 
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Doubt it is the Kurds, more like Jihadists or Turkish nationalists action.
Apparently, the would-be assassin shouted "Aleppo! Revenge!" as he shot the ambassador.

I see that Captain Obvious has already alluded to this.
 

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It's all very confused. Sky News has local sources saying that the ambassador is still in the building lying on the floor having been shot in the back.

Other sources say he's critically injured but in hospital.

FFS.

"Sources"?

I wish people would stop repeating the endless BS that comes out just after an incident.
 

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From the RT pic it appears that the Ambassador was not the only victim.

I wonder what the response from Ankara will be.
 

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And obviously there was no security scanner either for gaining entrance. But I suppose no one ever thought that the Russian diplomat would be a security risk in this day and age in Turkey.
 

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CNN Turk is saying the gunman entered the art gallery with a police ID.

This may of course be bullsh*t, but it is interesting that this is what they are claiming.
 


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