By Kiyimba Bruno

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After the killing of Russia’s  ambassador to Turkey, its intelligence services are to develop extra security measures for its embassies .Andrei Karlov was also  shot dead as he gave a speech on Monday in Ankara.

The ambassador giving his speech before he was shot dead by the man behind him
The ambassador giving his speech before he was shot dead by the man standing behind him

A 22 year old gunman, Mevlut Mert Altintas, , an Ankara policeman, was apparently protesting at Russia’s involvement in Syria’s Aleppo. He was later shot dead.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the attack was aimed at hurting ties with Russia.

What  was not clear is  whether the gunman, a riot police member, had links to any group.

Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov on the floor after he was shot dead by unidentified man at an art gallery in Ankara
Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov on the floor after he was shot dead at an art gallery in Ankara

Mr Karlov was attending an embassy-sponsored photo exhibition called “Russia as seen by Turks” on Monday evening in Ankara.

He was several minutes into a speech when the gunman – who had been standing behind him as he spoke – fired about eight shots, according to eye witnesses.

source bbc