Turkey

In cold blood

Print edition : January 20, 2017

In this December 19 photograph, Mevlut Mert Altintas (right) points his gun at onlookers after killing Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov (lying on the floor), at an art gallery in Ankara, Turkey. Photo: Yavuz Alatan/AP

Andrei Karlov during a speech moments before he was shot. Photo: Burhan Ozbilici/AP

An internally displaced Syrian boy in the Bab Al-Salam refugee camp near the Syrian-Turkish border in northern Aleppo. Photo: KHALIL ASHAWI/REUTERS

The killing of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey may have been an attempt to undermine the ties between the two nations and scuttle the moves to bring peace to Syria.
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