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“The Assassination in Turkey”
As I’m looking at this photo, all I could think of is “How?”. How this happened? What was the reason behind this atrocious scene? This photo just hit me and I felt surprised. I started to question myself; was it an act of terrorism or something else was involved? As we all know terrorism is something that has a big influence over the world risking a lot of lives and people not feeling secure everywhere they go. Later on, I’ll talk about what’s happening in this photo and what were the reasons behind it all.
The photo “An Assassination in Turkey” taken by Burhan Ozbilici surprises you from the first moment you see it and you think “How could this all happen?” it shows an atrocious scene were the Ambassador of Russia is laying on the floor dead and killed by a police officer from Syria. Just the fact that Burham could take this picture and survived and could live to tell the story is something that nobody would expect. It really seemed like a scary moment to live. In the picture there’s a man called Mevlut Mert Altintas pointing a finger up and a gun on his other hand, with the gun he used to kill the ambassador of Russia. It also, seemed like he was screaming something, he is dressed up and the ambassador besides him dead. I could see the angry look on his face too. On the background a beautiful gallery of paintings ruined by the horrible scene in front of it. Fear, sadness, madness, shallowness was all I could see, it wasn’t a pretty environment. Perhaps, the paintings were on those walls were telling whole different story. I could perceive happiness, life and bright colors, really opposite to the tragic scene and what was happening at the moment. But something that I was drawn and that took my attention was the anger on that man’s face, I was wondering why he was doing all that. As people were having a good time and watching a beautiful and beautiful gallery of paintings he had to barge into the place and kill somebody. Then the word terrorism came to mind, a topic that most of us know about and that kills and risks people on a daily on several countries and here on the United States.
People should be able to feel secure even if terrorism exists…Yes! People should be able to look for their backs because terrorism is something unpredictable, it could happen any hour, second or minute. It could happen everywhere too and at any moment. Nobody is exempted from a situation like that. Unfortunately, it is a daily issue and something that happens all the time. We can’t go out and live our lives in fear thinking something’s going to happen because it could happen anywhere. It’s something hard to say because nobody should have to live in fear but unfortunately that’s the world of today. We are not safe on this world, doesn’t matter where we are. Something that I see wrong is that there’s people in this world that don’t care about other people’s safety and lives and think they can take them away just like that, like it didn’t matter at all.
The story behind the photo “An Assassination on Turkey” is that Russian ambassador Andrey Karlow was assassinated by an off-duty Turkish officer, Merlut Mert Altintas, while was speaking at an art gallery in Ankara, Turkey, on December 19 2016. Altintas shouted “Allahu Akbar” (God is great) and later said in Turkish “Don’t forget Aleppo, don’t forget Syria”. He was killed in a shout out after Turkish special forces arrived at the gallery. So, yes it was a terrorism attempt. Apparently, Russia and Turkey supported opposing sides in the Syrian civil war and with Russia backing forces loyal to the Syrian government and Turkey supporting certain rebel groups it made them rebellious with Russia and this situation unfortunately happened. In the months prior to the attack, relations between the two countries had developed into a strategic partnership, with each curbing their support in their own strategic interest.
This days, we are not even secure with our own security or police officers etc. we can’t even trust them with the smallest thing in the world because something like this happens. We never know if they’re up to something worst than expected. People can’t even feel safe around security because they might harm you more than the original damage. The government hires people that are not mentally capable of handling a job where it guarantees peoples safety and where they can feel like nothing’s going to happen to them while they are around them. It’s a pity that we as society have gotten to this point where we can’t feel secure everywhere we go and that we have risked so many lives in vain. We have become corruptive and cruel instead of caring about others. That’s the society of this days.
One way that the problem could be resolved is by enforcing our security with people that are actually capable of having a job like that. Professionals that have been in the duty and have been certified to work in something as maintaining the security of other people. They should enforce the way they check people, for example metal detectors, they should have more resources if those don’t work. And just like that people will be a little bit more secure in this world.
In conclusion, us as society should opt for this to be a better world and do better than the last generation and feel secure on it, that’s the important thing. We shouldn’t make it more corruptive than it already is. And even if this is not a very secure world try to live your life because many opportunities are yet to come.
Karlov. the Russian ambassador to Turkey. art gallery in Ankara. Turkey. 19 December 2016. © Burhan Ozbilici. The Associated Press.
Jazeera, Al. "Burhan Ozbilici Wins 2017 World Press Photo Competition." News | Al Jazeera. Al Jazeera, 13 Feb. 2017. Web. 28 Apr. 2017.
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