Syrian seven-year-old Bana Alabed, who tweeted about life in Aleppo, meets Turkey’s President Erdogan.

Aleppo tweeter Bana al-Abed meets Turkish president Erdogan – video

 

Bana al-Abed, the Syrian girl whose Tweets from eastern Aleppo captured the world’s attention, meets with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and first lady Emine Erdogan at his palace in Ankara on Wednesday. Seven-year-old Bana and her mother were evacuated to safety on Monday, part of an evacuation deal that saw the remaining residents of Aleppo head to other parts of the country. Bana thanked the president for supporting the children of Aleppo. Photograph: Kayhan Ozer/Getty Images

 

Following two deadly bomb attacks against Turkish security forces last week, the assassination of a Russian ambassador at an art gallery in Ankara on Monday revealed the extent to which Syria’s civil war has spilled over into Turkey.

The murder in Ankara is vultures coming home to roost

 
The body of the Russian ambassador to Turkey has been flown home after he was shot dead in Turkey.

5 scenarios to watch after the shooting of Russian ambassador in Ankara
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The Turkish government has been on the receiving end of such hacks before; on December 7, Wikileaks released over 57,000 emails of Berat Albayrak, Turkey’s minister of energy and natural resources and also President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s son-in-law.

 

 
The affiliation of the man who killed Russia’s ambassador remains unclear, but the assassination betrayed a glaring unknown among forces that have pledged fealty to the president.
 
In an operation carried out in al-Bab as a part of Operation Euphrates Shield, an armed conflict has occurred killing four soldiers, injuring 15 others.

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