Russian ambassador to Turkey, Audrey Karlov, has been shot dead while visiting an art exhibition in the capital, Ankara.
According to reports, the gunman, a smartly dressed man in a suit and tie, was heard shouting: ‘Allahu Akbar (God is Great). We die in Aleppo, you die here!’
Karlov, 62, was taken to hospital but he has since died.
The attack came after days of protests in Turkey over Russia’s role in Syria and the attacker reportedly shouted about Aleppo during the attack.