The Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erodgan today after the assassination of his diplomat.
“A crime has been committed and it was without doubt a provocation aimed at spoiling the normalization of Russo-Turkish relations and spoiling the Syrian peace process which is being actively pushed by Russia, Turkey, Iran and others,” Putin stated. “There can only be one response – stepping up the fight against terrorism. The bandits will feel this happening.”
Putin praised Ambassador Andrei Karlov, and said that he is sending his investigators to Turkey to help out declaring that “We must know who directed the killer’s hand.”
As Conservative Tribune reports, Putin strengthened the security measures at Russian embassies and consulates around the world. This would prevent any further attacks. The Russian President also set extra security for Turkish diplomatic facilities in Russia to prevent any unpleasant “events” by his angry Russians.
The Russian Foreign Ministry will bring the issue of the assassination with the United Nations Security Council as soon as possible.
“There is no place for terrorism and we will be resolutely fighting against it,” declared a spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry.