Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, has responded to the multiple terror attacks which occurred on Monday. One of which, in Ankara, Turkey, resulted in the death of Russian Ambassador Andrey Karlov, who was shot by the police officer standing behind him. Karlov suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the back, followed by the killer yelling, “Allahu ahkbar,” and “don’t forget about Aleppo, don’t forget about Syria” during the attack.
Putin’s response was a not-so-thinly veiled vow of revenge.
“A crime has been committed and it was without doubt a provocation aimed at spoiling the normalization of Russo-Turkish relations and spoiling the Syrian peace process which is being actively pushed by Russia, Turkey, Iran and others,” Putin said, sternly.
“There can only be one response – stepping up the fight against terrorism. The bandits will feel this happening.”
The other tragedy on Monday occurred in Berlin, Germany, where a truck driver drove straight into a Christmas market packed with shoppers, murdering 12 and injuring nearly 50 others. Angela Merkel, chancellor of Germany, called it a terror attack.
That same day, in Zurich, Switzerland, a gunman injured several people in the prayer hall of a mosque.