Report: Turkey's Erdogan briefs Putin on shooting of Russian ambassador

December 19, 2016 20:36

ISTANBUL - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan spoke by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday to share information about the shooting of Moscow's ambassador to Ankara, a Turkish official said.

Earlier, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters the ambassador, Andrei Karlov, had died after being shot by a gunman at an art gallery in the Turkish capital.

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