Turkey: Thorbjørn Jagland “shocked and saddened” by assassination of Russia’s ambassador

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland has expressed his shock and sadness following the assassination in Turkey of Andrei Karlov, Russia’s ambassador to the country.

He declared: “I am shocked and deeply saddened by the assassination of the Russian Federation’s Ambassador to Turkey in Ankara today.

“I present my sincere condolences to the Russian authorities and to the family and colleagues of Ambassador Karlov. All of us at the Council of Europe express our solidarity with our member state Russia.”

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