When five exiled leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood were kicked out of Qatar, the government of Turkey took them in. Turkey has also been identified as providing direct support to ISIS in Northern Syria. In addition when Russia began attacking ISIS Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet.
Turkish President Recep Erdogan sanctions these actions, and yet Turkey remains a member of NATO.
Today the Russian ambassador to Turkey was shot dead by a Turkish police officer at an art gallery in Ankara. Ambassador Andrey Karlov, 62, was repeatedly shot at close range by a gunman shouting: ‘Allahu Akbar (God is Great). We die in Aleppo, you die here!’
The shooter has been named on social media as Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, 22, a police officer from the Ankara police special forces department.
A video of the horrific attack captures the gunman, dressed in a suit and tie, pacing the gallery while brandishing a gun in one hand and waving the other in the air.
Meanwhile the US Security Department reported an ‘ongoing security incident’ outside the US Embassy in Ankara, near to the gallery where the shooting took place. (read more)