Attack on the Russian Ambassador to Turkey – Statement by Jean-Marc Ayrault (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.