The Jaish al-Fatah armed coalition has claimed responsibility for the murder of Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, the Al Sumaria TV network reported on Wednesday.




The tragedy occurred during the opening ceremony of a photo exhibition devoted to Russia in the Center for Contemporary Art in Turkey’s capital Ankara on Monday evening. Three Turkish nationals were wounded and the attacker – a 22-year-old former police officer – was killed by local security forces. Russia’s Foreign Ministry said the assassination of the ambassador was an act of terrorism.