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MOSCOW, December 20. /TASS/. The assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey was a terrorist attack, those responsible for it will be found, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik said at a meeting with his Russian counterpart General Sergei Shoigu.
"First of all, I would like to express my deepest condolences over the terrorist attack that killed Russian ambassador Andrei Karlov. I’d like to convey my condolences to the Russian authorities and the Russian people, particularly Andrei Karlov’s family," Isis added.
"Whoever is behind this terrorist attack, they will be established, we will definitely find them… I assure you that all the information that we will discover, will be passed on to Russia," he said.
Isik also noted that he had arrived in Moscow only that morning because he had to "look into what happened yesterday and ensure that a thorough investigation is conducted."
According to the Turkish minister, Karlov was well known and very much respected in Turkey.
Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, was shot dead on Monday night while he was delivering a speech at the opening ceremony of a photo exhibition dubbed "Russia from Kaliningrad to Kamchatka through the eyes of travelers". According to Turkey’s authorities, the attacker was immediately neutralized by security forces. The attack also left three people wounded. Russia’s foreign ministry called it a terrorist act while the Investigative Committee opened a criminal case labeling Karlov’s assassination an act of international terrorism.