Who is the Russian ambassador who was killed in Turkey?

Andrei Karlov, the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, speaks at a photo exhibition in Ankara on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, moments before a gunman opened fire on him. (AP)

The Russian ambassador to Ankara was shot in the back and killed while giving a speech at an art gallery on Monday. The gunman was Mevlut Mert Aydintas, who worked for Ankara riot police for over two years.

According to Turkish Anadolu news agency, Andrey Gennadyevich Karlov was born in 1954 in Moscow.

He graduated from Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 1976. In 1992 he graduated from Diplomatic Academy.

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He worked on different positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR and Russia, as well as foreign missions.

He has been serving as the Ambassador of the Russia to Turkey since July 2013.

Karlov was married with a son.

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صورة من أرشيف رويترز للسفير الروسي لدى أنقرة أندريه كارلوف الذي تم إطلاق النار عليه في أنقرة

صورة من أرشيف رويترز للسفير الروسي لدى أنقرة أندريه كارلوف الذي تم إطلاق النار عليه في أنقرة

An ambulance leaves the area near an art gallery where the Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov was shot in Ankara, Turkey, December 19, 2016. (Reuters)

An ambulance leaves the area near an art gallery where the Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov was shot in Ankara, Turkey, December 19, 2016. (Reuters)

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