Is this the Archduke moment? Russian Ambassador assassinated. Images hit the web. Attacker’s name Melvüt Mert Altintas
“The ambassador was delivering a speech at the opening of the exhibition, and suddenly, during his speech, there was a shriek ‘Allah Akbar!’ — and someone started shooting.”
“It is likely that the attack was aimed at the Ambassador because after the shots were made the assailant let those present escape the room.”
The attacker reportedly identified himself as a police officer as he entered the exhibition, a Turkish military source told Interfax. “We have information, from one of the witnesses, that the attacker presented himself as a police officer, showing the relevant ID at the entrance. This information is being checked right now,” the source is quoted as saying.
An Associated Press photographer present at the shooting of the Russian Ambassador says the gunman fired multiple shots – 8 or more.
In video showing the shooting Russian Ambassador to Turkey, the gunman heard shouting “Don’t forget about Aleppo, don’t forget about Syria!” and shouting “Allahu Akbar”
After shouting about Aleppo the gunman also shouts “So long as those places are not secure, you won’t taste security yourselves.”
Soon after the attack, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu arrived at the site.
CNN Turk also adds that the man who shot the ambassador shouted about Aleppo.
В Анкаре ранен российский посол Андрей Карлов. Его состояние критическое
Another photo of the gunman that shot the Russian ambassador in Turkey. Witnesses say they heard him shout "Aleppo" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/19/russian-ambassador-to-turkey-wounded-in-ankara-shooting-attack?CMP=edit_2221 …