Russia has warned that it will not make "concessions to terrorists" a day after the Russian Ambassador was murdered in the Turkish capital, Ankara.
The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov said that his country remained "determined to fight terrorism" after meeting Tuesday in Moscow with his Turkish and Iranian counterparts. The man who opened fire on the Ambassador was identified as 22-year-old mevlö?t Altintas, officer of the Turkish police. The meeting was organized to discuss the situation in the Syrian city of Aleppo, before the Ambassador of Russia Andrei Karlov, was shot dead on Monday at the opening of an art exhibition in Ankara. Investigative team of the special services of Russia arrived in Turkey to help authorities with the investigation.
The body of Charles arrived in Moscow on Tuesday evening. The Ambassador was honored upon arrival. At the farewell ceremony was attended by Lavrov, Minister of foreign Affairs of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu and the widow of the deceased, according to the Ministry of foreign Affairs. Earlier on Tuesday, Lavrov said that the tragedy made the negotiations even more urgent. He expressed hope that the negotiations will be to "create conditions for more effective delivery of humanitarian assistance, making no concessions to terrorists". Cavusoglu said that the attack was intended to "damage our relationships and destroy all the achievements that we made together lately." He welcomed investigative team from Russia, stating that both countries will work together to "reveal who is behind this nefarious and treacherous terrorist attack."
"Turkey and Russia have recently shown that they can achieve great things when we collaborate,"he said.
"We will continue this cooperation in Syria to achieve a political settlement, as well as to expand cooperation in other areas." The street where is located the Embassy of Russia in Ankara will be renamed in honor of Charles.
7 people were taken in for questioning in connection with the shooting, including the shooter's parents, sister, uncle and two other relatives. Roommate, a police officer was also arrested, according to Turkish state news Agency Anadolu.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the murder was a blatant provocation aimed at undermining not only the normalization of Russian-Turkish relations, but also "the peace process in Syria", promoted by Russia, Turkey and Iran and other countries.
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