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Turkey’s President Erdogan says Vladimir Putin agrees shooting of ambassador was provocation

Turkish security sources said the gunman, who shouted "Don't forget Aleppo", was an off-duty police officer.

Written by Reuters | Berlin/istanbul, Istanbul |
December 20, 2016 4:02:11 am
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, russian ambassador killed, russian ambassador, russian ambassador attack, turkey, turkey ambassador, aleppo revenge, syria, syria, isis, islamic state,  russian ambassador shot dead, aleppo, aleppo russia, gunman russia, russia attack, ankara russian ambassador, latest news, latest world news In a video message broadcast on Turkish television, Erdogan said Turkey-Russia relations were vital for the region and those who aimed to harm ties were not going to achieve their goals.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday he spoke to Russia’s Vladimir Putin and they both agreed the assassination of Russia’s ambassador to Ankara by a gunman was an act of provocation by those looking to harm relations their countries.

In a video message broadcast on Turkish television, Erdogan said Turkey-Russia relations were vital for the region and those who aimed to harm ties were not going to achieve their goals.

The Russian ambassador to Ankara was shot in the back and killed while giving a speech at an art gallery on Monday. Turkish security sources said the gunman, who shouted “Don’t forget Aleppo”, was an off-duty police officer.

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