The Russian ambassador to Turkey has been killed this evening after he was shot dead by an attacker at a photo exhibition in Ankara.
The ambassador, Andrei Karlov, was brutally killed several minutes into a speech at the embassy-sponsored exhibition.
It is understood he was shot by a man wearing a black suit who yelled “Allahu Akbar”, reports state at least eight shots were fired.
Meanwhile Turkish police have confirmed they have fatally shot the gunman involved.
This story is developing.