Latest Media
Barnaamij !Quraanka...
[28-02-2017 23:56]
Daawo Toos CaleemaS...
[22-02-2017 02:33]
Shirqoolkii uu Daji...
[21-02-2017 10:00]
Yaxaaska Dilaaga ah...
[07-02-2017 17:48]
Shirqoolkii lagu Di...
[01-02-2017 11:02]
Taarikhda musharax ...
[01-02-2017 10:48]
Banaan baxa maanta ...
[13-11-2016 16:44]
Yaabka qabsaday Ask...
[12-11-2016 19:45]
Hooyooyin Soomaali ...
[11-11-2016 10:28]
Dhaqamo diimeedka k...
[10-11-2016 13:40]
     
Russian Ambassador to Turkey Is Assassinated in Ankara
Russia’s ambassador to Turkey was assassinated at an Ankara art exhibit on Monday evening by a lone Turkish gunman shouting “God is great!” and “don’t forget Aleppo, don’t forget Syria!” in what Russia called a terrorist attack.

The gunman, who was described by Ankara’s mayor as a policeman, also wounded at least three others in the assault, which was captured on Turkish video, before he was killed by other officers in a shootout

The assassination instantly vaulted relations between Turkey and Russia to a new level of crisis over the protracted Syria conflict on Turkey’s southern doorstep. It came after days of protests by Turks angry over Russia’s support for Syria’s government in the conflict and the Russian role in the killings and destruction in Aleppo, the northern Syrian city.
The envoy, Andrey G. Karlov, was shot from behind and immediately fell to the floor while speaking at an exhibition, according to multiple accounts from the scene, the Contemporary Arts Center in the Cankaya area of Ankara.

The gunman, wearing a dark suit and tie, was seen in video footage of the assault shouting in Arabic: “God is great! Those who pledged allegiance to Muhammad for jihad. God is great!”

Then he switched to Turkish and shouted: “Don’t forget Aleppo, don’t forget Syria! Step back! Step back! Only death can take me from here.”

Turkish officials said that the gunman was killed after a shootout with Turkish Special Forces police. The assailant’s identity was not immediately known.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, told the Rossiya 24 news channel that Mr. Karlov had died of his wounds in what she described as a terrorist attack.

CNN Turk published images showing several people lying on the floor of the gallery.
Russia’s Tass news agency initially quoted witnesses of the attack as saying that there had been an “assassination attempt” against Mr. Karlov, and that he had been shot from behind while finishing his opening remarks at the opening of the exhibition, called “Russia Through Turks’ Eyes.”

The attack was a rare instance of an assassination of any Russian envoy. Historians said it might have been the first since Pyotr Voykov, a Soviet ambassador to Poland, was shot to death in Warsaw in 1927.

While the Russian and Turkish governments back different sides in the Syria conflict, they had been collaborating in recent days in efforts to evacuate civilians from Aleppo.
Mr. Karlov, who started his career as a diplomat in 1976, worked extensively in North Korea over two decades, before moving to the region in 2007, according to a biography on the Russian Embassy’s website. He became ambassador in July 2013.
Correction: December 19, 2016

An earlier version of this article misidentified the government that has collaborated with Russia even though it backs a different side in the Syrian conflict. It is Turkey, not Syria.

Source: Nytimes.
By TIM ARANGO and RICK GLADSTONE
Monday, December 19, 2016
Office Network Allbanaadir.com
Nairobi-Kenya
Allbanaadir@live.com




     
News From The World
Kenya: Protect Somalis Facing Conflict, Abuses, Drought HP
24-03-2017

Hunger kills at least 26 in Somalia's Jubbaland region
21-03-2017

Former Alexandria deputy police chief says he was detained at JFK Airport because of his name Washingtonpost
20-03-2017

UN wants probe into refugee boat attack off Yemen AFP
20-03-2017

Should illegal fishing be declared an act of piracy?
18-03-2017

A New Somalia Is Here: Let’s Seize the Opportunity!
16-03-2017

Somalis consider piracy again, blaming illegal fishing trade AP
15-03-2017

Boris Johnson lands in Somalia for surprise visit amid looming famine
15-03-2017

My meeting with a forgotten terrorist in Somalia
11-03-2017

Somaliland To Trump: Take Us Off Your Travel Ban NPR
10-03-2017

Al-Shabaab: Should The Somali President Open Talks With The Terror Group? The Conversation
10-03-2017

Hungry Somali families face agonizing choice: Which child to feed Reuters
09-03-2017

Somalia receives more than $121 million in Turkish aid Anadolu Agency
09-03-2017

UN chief: Steady funding needed for AU troops in Somalia - AP
08-03-2017

Breaking news "UN Secretary-General on emergency visit to Somalia for famine !!
07-03-2017

Breaking news "Trump’s Revised Travel Ban Excludes Iraqis
06-03-2017

Drought Threatens To Drive Famine In Somalia As Hunger Kills More Than 100
06-03-2017

AMISOM Marks 10 Years in Somalia, to Everyone's Regret
06-03-2017

More than 100 starve in Somalia in two days as famine takes grip
05-03-2017

UN migration agency launches $24.6 million appeal for drought-hit Somalia UN News Centre
04-03-2017

Somali PM: 110 people have died in 48 hours in one drought-hit region of Somalia
04-03-2017

Circling The Square In Somalia (By Abukar Arman)
03-03-2017

Omar Abdirashid hands over the keys to the Office of the PM in power transfer ceremony
02-03-2017

Kenya says its forces kill 57 Islamist insurgents in Somalia
02-03-2017

Order from chaos: What’s next for Somalia Brookings
01-03-2017

Hassan Ali Khaire confirmed as Prime Minister by Parliament, vows to tackle corruption
01-03-2017

Short Bio of the new Somali National Security Advisor
17-02-2017

     
Login
Username

Password



Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.