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New Russian Ambassador to Turkey appointed

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New Russian Ambassador to Turkey appointed


Flickr/ KLMirceaAlexei Erkhov has been appointed Russian Ambassador to Ankara, Turkey, by decree of Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to TASS.

Earlier Mr. Erkhov headed the Department of Russian Foreign Ministry Situational Crisis Center. He also occupied the position of Russian Consul General in Istanbul from 2010 to 2015.

It is worth reminding that Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov was shot dead at the end of 2016 at the opening ceremony of photo exhibition. Russia classified the crime as an act of terrorism.
The diplomat’s assailant Mavlut Mert Altinas was killed by the security guards at the crime scene. The investigation of this case is conducted by Russian and Turkish law-enforcement services.

Andrey Karlov was awarded the title of the Hero of Russia postmortem.

The exhibition hall of the Modern Art Center where Andrey Karlov was assassinated, and the street where Russian Embassy is situated in Ankara have been named in his honor.

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