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Andrei Karlov

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Karlov in 2016

Andrei Gennadyevich Karlov (Russian: Андре́й Генна́дьевич Ка́рлов; 4 February 1954 – 19 December 2016) was a Russian diplomat. He served as the Russian Ambassador to Turkey from 12 July 2013 until his assassination. He also served as Russia's ambassador to North Korea from 9 July 2001 to 20 December 2006. He was born in Moscow.

Karlov was shot and killed on 19 December 2016 in Ankara, Turkey. He was 62 years old. His killer, 22-year-old Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, was killed by security forces after shooting the ambassador.[1]


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