“Don’t forget Aleppo” were the words which were heard when the Russian ambassador on a visit to Turkey was shot dead. The horrific attack was captured on camera by reporters present there. Now there are reports coming out that the attack was a backlash against Russian military involvement in the Syrian civil war.
Andrei Karlov the Russian ambassador was at the opening of an art exhibition in Ankara when he was shot down. The man who executed him was a Turkish police officer who was off duty. The footage shows the man dressed in a suit and tie standing calmly behind the ambassador, he then pulls out a gun, shouts “Allahu Akbar” and fires at least eight shots. The man then shouted in Turkish “Don’t forget Aleppo. Don’t forget Syria. Unless our towns are secure, you won’t enjoy security. Only death can take me from here. Everyone who is involved in this suffering will pay a price, we are the one who pledged allegiance to Muhammad, to wage jihad”
Vladimir Putin said that the crime was aimed to disrupt the normalization of Russian-Turkish relations and to disrupt the peace process in Syria which Russia, Iran and Turkey are advancing with. Putin also said “There can be only one answer to this – stepping up the fight against terrorism, and the bandits will feel this.” Russian officials would be dispatched to Ankara to investigate the killing as Putin said that they want to know who directed the hand of the killer.
The attacker was later bought down by Turkish Special Forces after they surrounded the gallery
here is a video footage of the shootout