December 19, 2016 / 6:35 PM / 7 months ago

Turkey's Erdogan briefs Putin on shooting of Russian ambassador - Turkish official

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan leaves Eyup Sultan mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, December 11, 2016.Murad Sezer

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan spoke by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday to share information about the shooting of Moscow's ambassador to Ankara, a Turkish official said.

Earlier, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters the ambassador, Andrei Karlov, had died after being shot by a gunman at an art gallery in the Turkish capital.

Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by David Dolan

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