The assassination of Andrei Karlov, the Russian Ambassador to Turkey

By Bernard Owen

We were able follow on television the assassination of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey.  We are, of course, are deeply sorry for this tragic death.


The assassin was a policeman who graduated from the academy only two years ago and he was fired recently.  His speach starts with « God is Great » and mentions Aleppo which is being won over by the Syrian Army with Russian support as a result of which the terrorists are begining to lose the war.

Erdogan’s firing of thousands of members of the military, professors and, in general, State employees while having an ambiguous attitude towards the ISIS, in addition his governments own policy undermining Attaturks strict separation of State and Chruch, has brought Turkey to the brink.  And the Russian Ambassador is its latest victim.