When Russia’s Ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, was shot dead during a photo exhibition in the Turkish capital of Ankara, it threatened to deal a terrible blow to one of the world’s most important and most sensitive diplomatic relationships.
During the attack, the gunman, 22-year old Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, shouted about Russia’s involvement in Syria – “don’t forget about Aleppo, don’t forget about Syria”. The murder comes after the protests in Istanbul and Ankara against Russian policy in Syria just a week earlier.
The Turkish President, Recip Tayyip Erdoğan, and Russian President Vladimir Putin talked soon after the murder, and …read more
Source: The Conversation