In the evening on 19 December a truck drove into one of the Berlin Christmas markets.
Even though the passing of the anti-terrorism package fits in with the European trend, it is also an element of Fidesz’s political strategy.
The situation in the Northern Caucasus bears greater resemblance to the Middle East than to Russia.
The attack indicates that Turkey’s entanglement in the war in Syria has real implications for its internal situation.
Germany is ever more engaged politically in the Middle East and wants to be viewed as a neutral mediator between the competing actors in the region.
With the declarations made and measures taken by Ankara, it may be expected that police and military operations will be intensified.