Russia Ambassador to Turkey reportedly shot dead
20 December 2016 | 3:00 am
Turkish police gather at the scene in Ankara where Russia's ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, later died of his wounds after being shot in the Turkish capital.
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