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The assassination of the Russian ambassador is the latest sign Turkey is becoming weaker and more unstable

24 Dec

The assassination of the Russian ambassador to Ankara by a 22-year-old riot policeman underlines the degree to which Turkey is being destabilised by the hatred and violence spreading from the wars in Syria. Spectacular killings and bombings are happening every few days in which the identity, affiliations or motives of the perpetrators are often in doubt because the attacks are a reflection of the multiple crises threatening to tear Turkey apart.

The circumstances surrounding the killing of ambassador Andrey Karlov by Mevlut Mert Altintas are an example of this over-supply of possible suspects. Many Turkish observers regret that he was shot dead by the security forces soon after the assassination because his connections point in different directions and the reason for his actions may never be explained.

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/russian-ambassador-shooting-latest-andrey-andrei-karlov-turkey-recep-tayyip-erdogan-a7487686.html?amp

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Posted by on December 24, 2016 in Middle East

 

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