UN Condemns Attack on Turkish Diplomacy Headquarters in New York, Calls for Investigation

AA / New York / Betul Yuruk

The UN on Monday condemned the attack on the headquarters of Turkish diplomacy in New York and called for the opening of an investigation.

“We condemn today’s attack on the Turkish House in New York and we are hopeful that local authorities will identify those responsible,” UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told Anadolu. .

The Turkish House in New York, a building reserved for diplomatic missions and cultural activities of the country, located opposite the UN headquarters, suffered an attack in the night from Monday to Tuesday. The malefactor smashed the building’s windows at 3:14 a.m. local time, Türkiye’s Consul General in New York, Reyhan Ozgur, told Anadolu.

The consul said no one was injured but that 12 windows and doors to the building were damaged.

He added that the assailant, who has not yet been identified, left a small crowbar at the scene.

The skyscraper, which opened its doors in September 2012, saw its perimeter cordoned off by the New York police and an investigation was opened to shed light on the facts.

Türkiye expects US authorities to find the “terrorist” who attacked the Turkish House in New York, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday.

The Türkiye expects the perpetrators of this attack to be immediately identified, added the Turkish Foreign Minister.

“Today a heinous attack was perpetrated against the Turkish House in New York,” Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Twitter.

“We expect the United States to immediately identify the perpetrators of the attack and provide the necessary protection to guarantee the security of our diplomatic missions,” Cavusoglu added.

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And to continue: “My thoughts go out to my colleagues who work tirelessly abroad for Türkiye, including during this election period”.

*Translated from English by Mourad Belhaj

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2023-05-22 20:07:55

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