Jihadist gunman who shot Russian ambassador identified, member of “special ops unit”
Enemedia won’t report what assassin in Turkey said,’ We are the descendants of those who supported the Prophet Muhammad for jihad.’ #fakenews
The gunman who shot Andrey Karlov, Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, has been identified as a Turkish police officer Mevlut Mert Altintas. He was reportedly a “member of the special ops unit in Ankara.” According to eyewitness accounts, he was heard shouting: “We die in Aleppo, you die here” and “don’t forget Aleppo, Syria.”
Altintas stood behind Karlov as he “gave a speech at an art gallery in the Turkish capital.” Then, only moments later, Altintas drew a handgun and shot the ambassador “nine times before reportedly shouting ‘Allahu Akbar.’”
Meanwhile, “Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the killing of the Russian ambassador to Ankara is designed to spoil Russo-Turkish ties.” Obviously. (Robert Spencer)
“Gunman who shot Russian ambassador to Turkey named by Interior Minister”, by Will Worley, UK Independent, December 19, 2016:
The gunman who shot dead the Russian ambassador to Turkey has been named as Mevlut Mert Altintas.
Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said he was 22 years-old and worked for the police riot squad in Ankara for the past two-and-a-half years, PA reported.
Security sources told Reuters he was not on duty at the time.
Ambassador Andrey Karlov was speaking at an art exhibition in Ankara when the gunman opened fire.
The attacker had been stood alone, wearing a dark suit, behind Mr Karlov as he spoke.
Numerous shots were heard, before the attacker launched into a diatribe on the beleagured city of Aleppo in Syria.
“We die in Aleppo, you die here” and “don’t forget Aleppo, Syria,” were heard shouted by the gunman during the attack.
The city has been subject to an intense Russian bombardment in recent weeks…..
After murder of ambassador, Putin vows to obliterate the Islamic State
This murder is clearly a provocation aimed at undermining the improvement and normalisation of Russian-Turkish relations as well as undermining the peace process in Syria promoted by Russia, Turkey, Iran and other countries interested in solving this conflict in Syria.
Last month, Donald Trump and Putin held talks on the phone and indicated that they would “tackle ISIS together.”
The conflict could grow much larger. The assassination, according to some pundits, “could escalate tensions and has the potential to start a war between the two countries,” in effect “sparking ‘world war 3.’”
“Putin VOWS to OBLITERATE ISIS after assassination of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey”, by Joey Millar, Express, December 19, 2016:
He said the assassination of his country’s ambassador to Turkey was “clearly a provocation” and vowed vowed to make those responsible “feel the heat”.