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The Russian ambassador to Ankara, Andrei Karlov, has been shot and seriously injured while visiting an art gallery, Turkish media report.
Several other people were reportedly also injured in the attack, a day after protests in Turkey over Russia's military intervention in Syria.
The president discussed the potential for American retaliation with Steve Inskeep of NPR for an interview to air on Friday morning. “I think there is no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact the integrity of our election,” Mr. Obama said, “we need to take action. And we will — at the time and place of our choosing.”
Russian media has revealed that a head-on crash in which a man was killed involved Vladimir Putin's official black BMW. However the Russian President was not in the car at the time when it was struck head-on by another vehicle which crossed over from the opposite side of the road.
CCTV images of the footage taken on Kutuzovsky Avenue in the Russian capital Moscow show how the Mercedes collided head-on with the presidential BMW.
Russian media said that the car was being driven by Putin's favourite official driver, and that he was killed instantly, but that the President was not in the vehicle at the time. The car is officially registered as belonging to the Federation Council, also known as the Russian Senate or Upper Chamber of Parliament.