Qatar has come to the rescue of Turkey and its ruler Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani issued directives to support the Turkish economy with a host of economic projects, investments and deposits worth a total of US$ 15 billion. This follows a meeting of the Amir with the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday in Ankara.
The Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, was killed Monday in Ankara by a former Turkish police officer who claimed revenge for Aleppo. The attacker fired at the diplomat as he opened a photo exhibition in a central neighborhood of the Turkish capital. Moscow described the incident as a “terrorist attack”. The perpetrator was “neutralized” before he could leave the building.