WATCH: Video Shows Assassination of Russian Ambassador to Turkey

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The assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey at an art gallery in Ankara was caught on video.

Andrey Karlov was fatally shot by a gunman in a suit who shouted about Aleppo, Syria, and yelled “Allahu Akbar,” during the attack, the Associated Press reports.

The gunman has been identified as a Turkish police officer, Mert Altintas.

Video of the shooting shows Karlov giving his speech in the capital city of Ankara when gunfire erupts. Karlov reacts to being shot and then falls to the ground. The camera then switches to the accused attacker, Mert Altintas, who can be seen firing into the air and then yelling.

You can watch the video below (Warning – Graphic):

According to CNN, the gunman screamed in Arabic, “Allahu akbar (God is great),” before saying in Turkish, “Do not forget Aleppo! Do not forget Syria! Do not forget Aleppo! Do not forget Syria!”

Altintas allowed the others in attendance at the gallery to leave, saying he was not trying to harm them, and was there to die, witnesses said.

“Only death will remove me from here. Everyone who has taken part in this oppression will one by one pay for it,” he said, according to CNN.

Russian officials confirmed that Karlov was killed in the attack.

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“We regard this as a terrorist act,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told Reuters. “Terrorism will not win and we will fight against it decisively.”

The shooting occurred at the Contemporary Arts Gallery in Ankara’s central Cankaya district, according to Anadolu, the Turkish state-run media agency.

Karlov was speaking at the opening of a photo exhibit called “Russia as seen by Turks.”

Altintas was later killed in a shootout with security forces.

Altintas became a police officer in 2014, according to a police yearbook photo posted on Twitter by Turkish media.

He was a member of the Ankara police special operations force, according to local media.

Ankara’s mayor, Melih Gokcek, said the attack was aimed at disrupting relations between Russia and Turkey, Reuters reports.

You can read more about Karlov and the shooting at the link below:

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Read more about Mert Altintas at the link below:

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Mevlut Mert Altintas has been identified as the gunman who fatally shot the Russian ambassador to Turkey in Ankara. Altintas was a Turkish police officer.

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Read more about Karlov and Altintas in Spanish at

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  1. boom boom, out goes the russian. Guess that’s how some people have to make them pay for bombing their cities into 1945 Berlin. They did it in Grozny Chechnya, complete with also setting up extermination camps for those fleeing the russian genocide of them.
    Good day, it’s cold out, but russians are dying. Hope for humanity yet.

    • You are a complete and utter jackass!! You make up crap to feed off of your hate mongering to make yourself look smart, but all you said was lies. I only wish you had been the one on the stage and not him.

      • He was doing the Gangnam Dance up there. Opa Gangnam Style lol. Further proof that guns don’t kill people folks. It’s da bullets that do da trick!

  2. I wonder if all the Syrians about to die will think this was worth it. The previous days of people being allowed to flee Aleppo and anywhere else are over. The Russians will employ scorched earth now.

    • “will employ scorched earth”? That is how the russian looters and rapists do it. Look at Grozny. Their weapons (stolen technology from humans) concentrate on strategic deterrence, thus their drunken rapist conscripts only have to worry about ‘fighting’ unarmed civilians and when they get their butts kicked, they pull back and just bomb the city into berlin, 1945.
      The degenerate russians are only ‘good’ at killing unarmed civilians…usually from a distance.

      • WWII Russia lost 21 MILLION…Russia Never Lost a Battle….Russians Will Not Stop sending Me to battle Till YOU have Given In…Best defense is a GREAT OFFENSE
        TSAR BOMB…Look it Up… The NEW TSAR BOMB is so Powerful To Test It would Mean Death to early all the Northern Hemisphere….Scorched Earth is a MILD analysis…just a thought CmeL8r

        • degenerate kommrade, please stop your fake glory of your great patriotic gang rape, what we humans call World War II. The only reasons why you russians weren’t wiped out like rats was because the US destroyed the manufacturing and transportation infrastructure of germany. So the germans and their allies from 20 countries fighting you russian bolshevik apes ran out of fuel, food, and ammuntion. Even you glorious rapists and looters can “win” when they fight unarmed, starving people.

          The greatest tragedy in the history of the world is that after WWII, only two of the three threats to mankind were eliminated. The disease called ‘russia’ was still left standing to infect humans.

  3. Unfortunately there were no other security forces at that moment to counter this individual, where were the Russian secret service agents who should be guarding the moment. This is exactly why humans the right to keep and bear arms because people of hate will rant whatever to either seek revenge, impose a will either there vision of Allah or a deity, to control you for your resources or just to kill you. And one cannot even trust the purported authorities, security forces, Police, government or many of the people. Unfortunately there will always be turmoil at some point in the reality of human existence. There is no perfect Union!