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Putin appoints new ambassador to Turkey instead of deceased Karlov
15:13, 19 June 2017
Putin appoints new ambassador to Turkey instead of deceased Karlov

Aleksey Yerkhov earlier was a head of Department of Situation and Crisis Center of Foreign Ministry of Russian Federation

15:13, 19 June 2017

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President of Russia Vladimir Putin appointed Aleksey Yerkhov as a new ambassador of Russian Federation to Turkey. Such decree was published on the official portal on legal information of Russian Federation.

Aleksey Yerkhov will head Russian diplomatic mission in Ankara instead of Karlov who was killed on December 19, 2016.

Aleksey Yerkhov earlier headed of Department of Situation and Crisis Center of Foreign Ministry of Russia. He was also a Consul general of Russian Federation in Istanbul in 2010–2015.

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