Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov lies on the ground after he was shot by Mevlut Mert Altintas at an art gallery in Ankara, Turkey, December 19, 2016. Depo Photos/Sozcu Newspaper via REUTERS
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On Tuesday, the foreign ministers of Russia and Turkey attended a previously scheduled meeting in Moscow, where they said they were committed to advancing peace efforts in Syria.Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkey and Russia would work together to determine who was behind the "heinous terror attack" against Karlov, who was killed in front of a stunned audience while making remarks at a photo exhibition in Ankara.Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was hosting Cavusoglu as well as the foreign minister of Iran for a meeting to discuss the Syrian crisis. A group of 18 Russian investigators and foreign ministry officials left for Ankara to investigate the killing, Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. The ambassador's body and his family will be brought back to Russia in the same plane that flew in the Russian experts, according to Russia.Tuesday, Turkish police detained a man who fired shots in front of the U.S. Embassy, which is across the street from the building where the Russian ambassador was killed.
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