Ankara street, exhibition hall to be named after assassinated ambassador Karlov
AA photoThe street housing the Russian Embassy building and exhibition hall in Ankara where Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov was assassinated on Dec. 19 will be renamed after the late envoy.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu announced the renaming of the street during a tripartite meeting between the foreign ministers of Turkey, Russia and Iran to discuss the situation in Syria and Aleppo.
“We will honor his name [Karlov] both in Ankara and in our hearts. We will name the street housing the embassy building after Andrey Karlov,” said Çavuşoğlu.
Meanwhile, the Çankaya Municipality in Ankara has announced that the exhibition hall where Karlov was killed will also be renamed after him.
The municipality also condemned the assassination, saying it shared the pain of the Karlov family and the Russian people.