Assassination of Andrei Karlov

2016 murder of the Russian ambassador to Turkey

On 19 December 2016, Russian diplomat Andrei Karlov was shot dead during an exhibition in Ankara, Turkey.[1] He was shot dead by an assailant who was angry about Russian involvement in Syria and the deaths of civilians in Aleppo.[2]

Assassination of Andrei Karlov
LocationAnkara, Turkey
Date19 December 2016
TargetAndrei Karlov
Attack type
Shooting, assassination
VictimsAndrei Karlov
Perpetrators22 year old police officer

References change

  1. "Russian Ambassador Andrey Karlov shot dead by Turkish cop in Ankara". CBS News. December 19, 2016. Retrieved December 21, 2016.
  2. Tim Arango; Rick Gladstone (December 19, 2016). "Russian Ambassador to Turkey Is Assassinated in Ankara". The New York Times. Retrieved December 21, 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)