On Dec. 19, Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov was assassinated in Ankara. While numerous people reminded on social media that the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria had directly led to World War I, it was also revealed that high ranking Russian diplomat Petr Polshikov was killed in Moscow. Only a few hours later, two separate terror attacks occurred in Berlin, the heart of Europe, and Zurich, one of the key locations of global capital. The first attack targeted Christians celebrating Christmas, while the second one targeted a mosque.
The following day, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu headed to Moscow in order to attend the Moscow summit at which the future of Syria was to be negotiated. The summit was not postponed despite the assassination and the Moscow Declaration drafted to end the war in Syria was announced.
However, eyes were turned on the states that…
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