Photographer will get reward for displaying braveness throughout Turkey taking pictures
ANKARA (Web Desk) – Associated Press (AP) photographer Burhan Ozbilici was praised on Twitter for displaying braveness as he was not afraid to do his job when Russian Ambassador Andrey Karlov was shot on Monday.
Andrey Karlov was speaking to media when a Turkish police officer gunned him down and began shouting. The assailant was screaming about Syria and revenge whereas Russian ambassador lied on the ground.
People had been operating far and wide as assailant pointed his weapon straight in the direction of the folks in entrance of him. But it didn’t cease the brave photographer Burhan Ozbilici from doing his job.
Ozbilici mentioned whereas speaking to AP, “The event was routine enough — the opening of an exhibit of photographs of Russia — and when a man on stage pulled out a gun I thought it was a theatrical flourish. It was anything but. Moments later the Russian ambassador was sprawled on the floor and the attacker was waving his gun at the rest of us, shouting slogans.”
He added, “Guests ran for cover, hiding behind columns and under tables. I composed myself enough to shoot pictures.”
Following are some tweets, completed by folks to reward the brave photographer.
AP photographer Burhan Ozbilici continued his work within the face of this. pic.twitter.com/mGdH37ZMei
— Micah Grimes (@MicahGrimes) December 19, 2016
— Barry Malone (@malonebarry) December 19, 2016
AP photographer Burhan Ozbilici with a late entry for photograph of the 12 months. The braveness to take this merely outstanding. https://t.co/N8PvCzh9DR
— Dan Stewart (@thatdanstewart) December 19, 2016
AP photographer continued submitting, didn t flee whereas a gunman assassinated the Russian Ambassador to Turkey. https://t.co/0j78Lg5wOJ
— Brooke Wylie (@brookewylie) December 19, 2016
— Hiroko Tabuchi (@HirokoTabuchi) December 19, 2016
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) December 19, 2016