- Title: Turkish President receives credentials from new Russian ambassador
- Date: 27th July 2017
- Summary: ANKARA, TURKEY (JULY 27, 2017) (REUTERS) CAMERAMEN FILMING ERDOGAN AND YERKHOV
- Embargoed: 10th August 2017 21:16
- Keywords: Turkey Russia relations ambassador letter of credence Alexei Yerkhov
- Location: ANKARA, TURKEY
- City: ANKARA, TURKEY
- Country: Turkey
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0026RHVO07
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Russia's new ambassador to Ankara Alexei Yerkhov presented his credentials to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday (July 27).
The former Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov was shot dead in Ankara last December by a man who shouted "God is great" in Arabic and "Don't forget Aleppo".
Russia and Turkey said the assassination was a failed attempt to derail a rapprochement between Moscow and Ankara which has seen them cooperate more closely over Syria, even though they have backed different sides in the conflict.
Karlov was a Soviet-trained diplomat who worked in North and South Korea during the 1990s and 2000s and was sent to Turkey in 2013.
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