LIVE BHARATH : The Russian ambassador to Ankara was assassinated in a brazen attack by a Turkish policeman at an art exhibition on Monday.
A gunman ,who shot, shouting “Allahu Akbar” and “Don’t forget Aleppo”, hail from after days of protests in Turkey over Russia’s role in Syria.
Intense footage showed the very moment the lone gunman dressed in white shirt ,a dark suit and tie shot his target in the back as ambassador Andrei Karlov was speaking at the opening of a Russian photography exhibition in Ankara.
The attacker is seen standing behind the ambassador and then swaggering around the gallery waving his automatic handgun and pointing aggressively into the air.
The Gunman shouts “Allahu Akbar” and then talks in Arabic about pledging allegiance to jihad in Arabic.
Then the attacker switches to Turkish, shouting: “Don’t forget about Syria, don’t forget about Aleppo. All those who participate in this tyranny will be held accountable.”
The attacker was identified by the Turkish interior minister as 22-year-old Mevlut Mert Altinta.The Gunman had worked in the Ankara anti-riot police squad for the last two-and-a-half years.