The high-profile murder of a Russian diplomat in Ankara has inspired fearful comparisons with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914 – and prompted some to speculate that Monday’s killing could also provide the spark for a regional conflagration. Yet Putin and Erdoğan are likely to find common ground in their desire to blame third parties for death of Andrei Karlov.

Why killing of Russian diplomat may well bring Turkey and Russia closer (Guardian)