Ankara is responsible for the safety of the Russian diplomats working in Turkey, President Vladimir Putin has asked Turkey’s authorities to provide security guarantees, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.




“According to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, the host country is responsible for the safety of foreign diplomatic missions,” Peskov explained. “This is why the president [of Russia] has pointed to the need to receive guarantees from Turkey that the security of the Russian diplomatic missions will be ensured.”


“Security measures at our diplomatic missions across the world are taken on a regular basis,” the presidential spokesman added. “Now the president has ordered the special services and the foreign ministry to develop additional security measures, taking into consideration the horrible murder [of the Russian ambassador to Turkey],” the Kremlin spokesman said.