Kosachev said appointed Ambassador to Turkey Erchova a brilliant professional

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The head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev said the new Ambassador of Russia to Turkey, Alexei Erchov a brilliant professional and experienced expert.

On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin appointed Alexei Erchov Ambassador of Russia in Turkey. Erchov previously worked at the Embassy in Egypt, occupied the post of General Consul of Russia in Istanbul. Has the rank of extraordinary and Plenipotentiary envoy of 1 class.

«Brilliant professional, highly educated diplomat and a very experienced expert. Know him for many years one of the best, and sincerely happy for his current purposes,» said Kosachev, RIA Novosti.

Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov was killed December 19, 2016 in Ankara for the opening of the exhibition. The offender fired several shots in the back of the Ambassador, the wounds proved fatal. As a result of police operations the assailant was killed. Russia’s investigative Committee opened a criminal case under article «an act of international terrorism that resulted in the killing of a man.»