The killing of Moscow’s envoy to Ankara has elicited widespread worry that relations between the nations might deteriorate.

Security tightened at Turkey’s missions in Russia

 
Security has been tightened at Turkey’s diplomatic missions in Russia following the Dec. 19 assassination of Russia’s ambassador in Ankara, the Russian Interior Ministry has stated.
 
The killing of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov is “being examined meticulously,” Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş has said, adding that “initial information” had been reached regarding the assassin, Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş
 
Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, who killed Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov in Ankara late on Dec. 19, stayed at a hotel close to the scene of the incident, according to initial investigations.
 
The United States Embassy in Ankara and its consulates in Istanbul and Adana will be closed for normal operations on Dec. 20 after an individual approached the embassy in Ankara and discharged a firearm, the embassy has stated, as the Iranian diplomatic missions in Turkey were also suspended on Dec. 20.

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