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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)
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Russia is boosting security at its embassies around the world after its ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, was assassinated by an off-duty Turkish police officer at an art gallery in the capital, Ankara, on Monday.

A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin says the assassination, "benefits those who want to drive a wedge between Russia and Turkey" and derail peace talks for Syria.

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti talks with Afsin Yurdakul (@afsinyurdakul), a Turkish journalist and anchor at Haberturk TV, about how the assassination is reverberating in Turkey.

This segment aired on December 20, 2016.

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