THO Condemns the Assassination of Ambassador Andrei Karlov in Ankara

Turkish Heritage Organization condemns in the strongest terms the assassination of Ambassador Andrei Karlov, Russia’s ambassador to Turkey. We send our deepest condolences to the family of Ambassador Karlov and the Russian community.

The diplomatic communities of both Turkey and the U.S. are no strangers to heinous attacks against them. It is a great loss to see yet another diplomat fall victim to violence, and we send wishes of healing in the wake of Ambassador Karlov’s death.

Around the world, diplomats are crucial bridges between their countries and the communities in which they serve. They not only build connections between the diverse nations of the world but also do the difficult work of addressing the gargantuan challenges that threaten to drive wedges between us. We send our respect to the diplomatic community at this difficult time and thank them for the sacrifices they make to build bridges across the global community.