Monday, December 19, 2016

Turkey: Russian Ambassador assassinated by off duty policeman

(Ankara) The Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov, has been shot dead while attending an exhibition called "Russia as seen by Turks" in the Turkish capital. The gunman 22 year old special forces trained Mert Altintas  (pictured below)  who was the duty policeman assigned to protect the Russian ambassador has also been killed, 

Video of the event shows Mr Karlov making a speech when gunshots ring out. The camera pulls back to show Mert Altintas, wearing a suit and tie, waving a pistol and shouting. "Allahu Akbar" and "We die in Aleppo, you die here" and "don't forget Aleppo, Syria."

The gunman standing over the body of the Russian Ambassador
Several other people were reportedly also injured in the attack, a day after protests in Turkey regards the Russian intervention inside Syria.

Update: Here is the twist: