A disturbing incident took place on the 22nd of May, as reported by the Anadolu Agency, involving an attack on the Turkish building, known as the “Turkish House,” which houses the Turkish Mission to the United Nations and the Consulate General in New York. The assailants, whose identities remain unknown, targeted the building, causing damage to several glass windows using metallic objects.
In a disturbing incident, the Turkish Consulate General in New York City was targeted by unknown assailants. The attack occurred in the early hours of the day, as confirmed by Consul General Ozgur. While no injuries were reported, the building sustained significant damage, with 12 windows and doors being destroyed.
In response to the incident, the New York City Police Department swiftly responded by cordoning off the area and initiating a thorough investigation into the matter.
Turkish President Erdogan has called on the United States to promptly apprehend the “terrorists” responsible for the attack on the Turkish Consulate General in New York City and take necessary measures.
Meanwhile, the United States has strongly condemned the assailants’ deliberate act of destruction.
The United States, in condemning the destructive behavior targeting the Turkish building, emphasized that such acts were intentional acts of vandalism. During a press conference on the 22nd, U.S. State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller stated, “We condemn this act of destruction. Committing violence against diplomatic missions within the United States is a punishable crime.”
Miller further mentioned that the U.S. State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service is collaborating with local law enforcement agencies in conducting a thorough investigation into the incident. The authorities are working diligently to gather evidence and bring the perpetrators to justice.