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Drive-by shooting targets US Embassy in Turkey

This morning's shooting attack on the US Embassy in Ankara is the most serious manifestation of the wave of anti-American hysteria gripping Turkey since sanctions were announced.
Impacts of bullets are seen in a window of the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey August 20, 2018. REUTERS/Tumay Berkin - RC1EF49A3800

Turkish police are hunting for the perpetrators of today’s drive-by shooting targeting the US Embassy in Ankara that senior Turkish officials described as a “provocation” and “attempt to create chaos.”

Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu asked, “Might it be a provocation following recent events, or is it a common crime?” Soylu was referring to the acrimony between Turkey and the United States over the continued detention of North Carolina pastor Andrew Brunson.

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