The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus condemns in the strongest terms the cowardly assassination of the Russian Ambassador in Ankara Andrey Gennadyevich Karlov, and expresses its sincere sympathy to the Russian people.
Such acts of blunt violence are despicable, no matter where they come from. They also cause indignation when such acts target diplomats, whose mission, by definition, is to promote dialogue and cultivate the conditions for peace.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses its heartfelt condolences to his family, the Government of the Russian Federation and the Russian diplomatic community.
Source: Press and Information Office