Friday, December 30, 2016
''From enmity to amity at a turning point in the Syrian crisis'' HÜSAMETTIN İNAÇ SABAH
''On Dec. 19, a police officer identified as Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş killed Russia's Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov, who had made many personal contributions to the development of ties with Turkey and done a lot to overcome the jet crisis in bilateral relations, during the opening ceremony of an embassy-sponsored exhibition. According to popular wisdom and some evidence, the attacker had strong relations with the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ) and consequently was supported by the CIA and the U.S. administration. The possible reason for this terrorist attack was to hinder and disrupt newly re-established Turkey-Russian relations and inhibit a meeting of Russian, Turkish, and Iranian foreign and defense ministers in Moscow to discuss Syria..''