The Heat: Terror in Europe and Turkey

The Heat

Berlin truck attackA truck crashes into a Christmas market in Berlin

Europe is again reeling from yet another bloody terror attack.

This time, the target was Germany. Twelve people were killed and dozens more injured after a truck plowed through a crowd at a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday.

Berlin Christmas market attack

Authorities remove bodies hours after a truck sped into Berlin Christmas market, on December 19, 2016. (AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSEN)

The same day in Ankara, an off-duty policeman assassinated the Russian Ambassador to Turkey. That country has also been hit with a series of recent terror attacks, including twin explosions in Istanbul earlier this month.

draped coffin of late Russian ambassador to Turkey

Members of a Turkish forces honor guard carry the Russian flag-draped coffin and picture of late Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov during a ceremonial farewell with full state honors on the tarmac of Ankara’s Esenboga Airport on December 20, 2016.(AFP PHOTO / ADEM ALTAN)

And, this year too, France was hit hard when 84 people were killed after a truck, driven by a Tunisian national, rammed into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice.

Belgium was targeted too. More than 30 were died after bomb attacks in Brussels last March.

Right across Europe and the region, people are wondering if terror is now becoming a normal part of their lives.

CCTV’s Guy Henderson reports with the latest from Berlin.
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Tonight’s panel takes a look at how Europe will move forward in the wake of recent terror attacks:

  • Ansgar Graw, senior political correspondent, Die Welt.
  • Ali Cinar, vice president of the Turkish Heritage Foundation,
  • Joav Toker, lecturer and expert on international relations and diplomacy.
  • Kamran Bokhari, expert on violent extremism, fellow at George Washington University.

The Heat: Terror in Europe and Turkey PT 1

Europe is again reeling from yet another bloody terror attack.This time, the target was Germany. Twelve people were killed and dozens more injured after a truck plowed through a crowd at a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday. The same day in Ankara, an off-duty policeman assassinated the Russian Ambassador to Turkey. That country has also been hit with a series of recent terror attacks, including twin explosions in Istanbul earlier this month. And, this year too, France was hit hard when 84 people were killed after a truck, driven by a Tunisian national, rammed into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice.Belgium was targeted too. More than 30 were died after bomb attacks in Brussels last March.Right across Europe and the region, people are wondering if terror is now becoming a normal part of their lives.CCTV’s Guy Henderson reports with the latest from Berlin.Tonight’s panel takes a look at how Europe will move forward in the wake of recent terror attacks:Ansgar Graw, senior political correspondent, Die Welt.Ali Cinar, vice president of the Turkish Heritage Foundation,Joav Toker, lecturer and expert on international relations and diplomacy.Kamran Bokhari, expert on violent extremism, fellow at George Washington University.


The Heat: Terror in Europe and Turkey PT 2

Europe is again reeling from yet another bloody terror attack.This time, the target was Germany. Twelve people were killed and dozens more injured after a truck plowed through a crowd at a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday. The same day in Ankara, an off-duty policeman assassinated the Russian Ambassador to Turkey. That country has also been hit with a series of recent terror attacks, including twin explosions in Istanbul earlier this month. And, this year too, France was hit hard when 84 people were killed after a truck, driven by a Tunisian national, rammed into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice.Belgium was targeted too. More than 30 were died after bomb attacks in Brussels last March.Right across Europe and the region, people are wondering if terror is now becoming a normal part of their lives.Tonight’s panel takes a look at how Europe will move forward in the wake of recent terror attacks:Ansgar Graw, senior political correspondent, Die Welt.Ali Cinar, vice president of the Turkish Heritage Foundation,Joav Toker, lecturer and expert on international relations and diplomacy.Kamran Bokhari, expert on violent extremism, fellow at George Washington University.