“An unknown person opened fire during a public event in Ankara. As a result, the Russian ambassador to Turkey received a gunshot wound,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova told journalists.
It’s also reported that the attacker said several words in Russian, according to the news agency, and damaged several of the photos at the expo.
According to AP, the unknown man, was wearing a suit and a tie, and allegedly shouted “Allahu Akbar” or ‘God is great’ in Arabic during the attack.
He further expanded screaming “Don’t forget Aleppo! Don’t forget Syria!” We die in Allepo, you die now.”
“Only death can take me away from here. Whoever has a role in this cruelty, they will pay for it one by one. They will,”
The Hurriyet, a Turkish newspaper, has reported that Special Forces have surrounded the building and are actively searching for the gunman, while witnesses now say that the shooter and the ambassador are dead.
This incident is highly suspicious, coming only 24 hours before critical Turkish-Russian and Iranian talks on Syria – are we really to believe that this is a coincidence and the man was a lone crazed gunmen and this wasn’t a targeted attack?
— Sarah Abdallah (@sahouraxo) December 19, 2016
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— Warfare Worldwide (@WarfareWW) December 19, 2016
Prominent journalists are already tweeting about the possible causes of the shooting. Popular author Mike Cernovich tweeted “Turkish terrorist funded by oligarchs kills Russian ambassador. The global elite are pushing for WW3.”
Paul Joseph Watson asked, “Did the mainstream media’s fake news about Russian atrocities in Aleppo inspire & radicalize the gunman in Turkey?”