Gunman Kills Russian Ambassador To Turkey At Photo Exhibit

An unnamed gunman gestures after shooting the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, at a photo gallery in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. A Russian official says that the country's ambassador to Turkey has died after being shot by a gunman in Ankara. (Burhan Ozbilici/AP)
An unnamed gunman gestures after shooting the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, at a photo gallery in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. A Russian official says that the country's ambassador to Turkey has died after being shot by a gunman in Ankara. (Burhan Ozbilici/AP)
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A gunman wearing a suit and tie and shouting "Allahu Akbar" shot and killed Russia's ambassador to Turkey as he gave a speech at a photo exhibition Monday.

Turkish police fatally shot the gunman, Turkish station NTV reported.

The ambassador, Andrei Karlov, was several minutes into his speech at the embassy-sponsored exhibition in the capital, Ankara, when the gunman fired at least eight shots, according to an AP photographer in the audience.

Here & Now's Robin Young discusses the latest with the BBC's Selin Girit (@selingirit).

Note: This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.

The Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov speaks a gallery in Ankara Monday Dec. 19, 2016. A gunman opened fire on and killed Russia's ambassador to Turkey Karlov at a photo exhibition on Monday. The gunman is seen at rear on the left. (Burhan Ozbilici/AP)
The Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov speaks a gallery in Ankara Monday Dec. 19, 2016. A gunman opened fire on and killed Russia's ambassador to Turkey Karlov at a photo exhibition on Monday. The gunman is seen at rear on the left. (Burhan Ozbilici/AP)
The unnamed gunman stands over the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, after shooting and killing him at a photo gallery in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. (Burhan Ozbilici/AP)
The unnamed gunman stands over the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, after shooting and killing him at a photo gallery in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. (Burhan Ozbilici/AP)

This segment aired on December 19, 2016. The audio for this segment is not available.

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