Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan claimed that he and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin agree that the killing of Andrey Karlov, Moscow’s envoy to Ankara, was an attempt to ruin relations between Turkey and Russia.

“We know that this is a provocation aimed at destroying the process of normalization in relations between Turkey and Russia,” said Erdogan during a televised broadcast after a phone conversation with Putin.

Andrey Karlov was shot dead while delivering a speech on the opening of a photo exhibition dubbed “Russia in the eyes of Turks” on Monday.

Meanwhile, Putin carried Erdogan’s sentiments.

“The crime that was committed is without doubt a provocation aimed at disrupting the normalization of Russian-Turkish relations and disrupting the peace process in Syria that is being actively advanced by Russia, Turkey and Iran,” said Putin during a televised speech.

“There can be only one answer to this — stepping up the fight against terrorism, and the bandits will feel this,” he added.

The footage of the assassination was captured on video, which can be seen here.

 

 

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