Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov, shot in the back by a gunman while speaking at an art gallery in Ankara on Monday, has died from his wounds at the scene.
The gunman, who according to a Hürriyet correspondent speaking to CNNTürk entered the building using a police ID, has reportedly been killed.
Interior Minister Suleyman Söylu has arrived at the scene of the attack, where gunfire rang out for some time after the shooting but has now stopped, according to Reuters.
The ambassador’s assailant was said to have shouted “Revenge” as well as Islamist slogans. The Independent also reported that the gunman said, “We die in Aleppo, you die here.”
The attack comes at a time when Turkey is being governed under a state of emergency, declared by the government after a failed coup attempt on July 15.