VIDEO: 'The Bandits Will Feel This': Putin Vows Revenge For Assassinated Diplomat
Russian President Vladimir Putin promised revenge for the death of the country's ambassador to Turkey in a message broadcast on television.
Putin called Ambassador to Turkey Karlov Andrey Genadievich an "intelligent [and] gentle man."
He said Karlov's murder was a clear provocation aimed to derail the Russo-Turkish relationship and what he called the "peace process in Syria".
"There could only be one response; escalation of the war on terror," Putin said, "The bandits will feel this."
In the coming days, Putin said he will dispatch a committee to Ankara, Turkey to further investigate Karlov's assassination.
"We must know who guided the hand of the killer," he said.
Karlov was shot and killed Monday at a photography exhibition by a 22-year-old former Turkish law enforcement officer, who shouted "Allahu Akbar" and referenced the Syrian conflict.
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