On Monday, Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov was killed by a gunman at an art gallery exhibition opening in Ankara. Three other people were also injured in the attack. The Russian Foreign Ministry called the incident an act of terrorism.
US Embassy in Ankara and Consulates Istanbul and Adana closed for normal operations today. Visa appointments will be rescheduled.
— US Embassy Turkey (@USEmbassyTurkey) 20 декабря 2016 г.
The US embassy has also experienced security problems over the past day in what it called an ongoing “security incident.” Shooting was reported near the embassy late on Monday, with US citizens advised to stay away from the area. An armed man was later detained by Turkish police as he tried to enter the building.