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What we know about the assassination of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey in Ankara




A picture taken on June 4, 2014 in Ankara, shows Andrey Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Ankara.
A picture taken on June 4, 2014 in Ankara, shows Andrey Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Ankara.
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Russia’s envoy to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, was shot to death on Monday night during an art exhibition in the Turkish capital of Ankara. The attack was photographed and moments after the shooting were captured on video, showing a man in a suit and tie holding a handgun and shouting over Karlov’s body.

For more on this developing story and what we know so far about the shooting, who carried it out, and what the possible motive may have been, BBC Turkish Service correspondent Rengin Arslan joins Larry from Istanbul.

WARNING: VIDEO LINKED ABOVE CONTAINS IMAGES THAT SOME MAY FIND DISTURBING. VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.

Guest:

Rengin Arslan, correspondent with BBC’s Turkish Service in Istanbul; she tweets @RenginArslan