France condemns killing of Russian ambassador to Turkey

Turkey – Assassination of the Russian Ambassador – Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic

Paris, 19 December 2016

The President strongly condemns the assassination of the Russian Ambassador in Ankara./.

Attack on the Russian Ambassador to Turkey – Statement by M. Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development

Paris, 19 December 2016

I was appalled to hear of the attack this evening which claimed the life of the Russian Ambassador in Ankara, Andrei Karlov, and wounded several other people.

France condemns this despicable act. Nothing can justify violence and terrorism.

I extend my condolences to the Ambassador’s family and, at this difficult time, my solidarity to Russia and Turkey./.

publie le 20/12/2016

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