Andrey Karlov is not Franz Ferdinand – neither Turkey nor Russia want a war


Originally published by the International Business Times

The 19th of December, 2016, got all the way to the early afternoon as a quiet news day. By the time it was over, areas of Brussels had been on lockdown as anti-terrorism police swept parts of the city, a man wielding a machete at a SkyTrain station in Vancouver had been shot by police, three people had been injured in a shooting at a mosque in Zurich and a body found nearby, at least 12 people had been murdered and 48 injured in a truck-ramming attack at a Christmas market in Berlin, and the Russian ambassador to Turkey had been assassinated. Later in the evening, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Latin American department was found dead at his flat in Moscow.

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