Russia's ambassador to Turkey assassinated in Ankara

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Today a gunman armed with a pistol shot and killed Russia's ambassador to Turkey at an art gallery in the Turkish capital of Ankara as he was addressing a crowd of journalists. Russia's Foreign Ministry is calling the killings a terrorist attack. This comes at a time of protests in Turkey over Russia's involvement in the war in Syria.

Tulin Daloglu, the founder of, an online publication focused on Turkish affairs, says that while speculation is plentiful, details are still sparse.