Türkiye has requested that further safety measures be supplied to its overseas missions in the USA after a current assault on the Turkish Home (Türkevi) in New York Metropolis, Overseas Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu mentioned Tuesday.
Chatting with TV100, Çavuşoğlu mentioned the attacker has not been caught but, however U.S. authorities are working onerous to trace him down.
“He had a hat, however his face was uncovered, a crowbar in his hand… He hit the home windows with it and left the crowbar on the bottom there and ran away,” mentioned Çavuşoğlu.
“There have been additionally fingerprints on the crowbar he used, so it is solely a matter of time earlier than he will get caught. We predict he cannot escape,” he added.
Çavuşoğlu mentioned the Turkish Consulate Basic held a joint assembly with the New York Police Division (NYPD), the U.S. State Division’s Diplomatic Safety Service and the Everlasting Consultant of the U.S. to the U.N. and intensive efforts are persevering with to catch the attacker.
New York Mayor Eric Adams visited the Turkish Home, mentioned Çavuşoğlu. A police publish shall be arrange in entrance of the constructing, he added. He famous that NYPD automobiles shall be there till the police publish is established.
Çavuşoğlu mentioned the State Division can also be carefully following developments, including he additionally spoke with the U.S. Ambassador to Türkiye Jeff Flake and thanked him for his or her shut consideration.
“After all, because the host nation, the USA is liable for the safety of diplomatic missions. We’re additionally liable for these in Türkiye. The Vienna Conference can also be clear. We count on this individual to be caught as quickly as attainable,” he mentioned.
“We requested that further safety measures be supplied not solely to the Turkish Home however to all our missions within the U.S. Our Ambassador and our buddies are following (issues) carefully.”
The Turkish Home, a devoted constructing for diplomatic missions and cultural occasions, was attacked within the early hours of Monday.
The assailant smashed the home windows of the constructing at 3:14 a.m. native time, Turkish Consul Basic in New York Reyhan Özgür advised Anadolu Company (AA).
He mentioned nobody was damage, however 12 home windows and the doorways of the constructing, which opened in 2021, had been broken.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Monday known as on the U.S. to search out the “terrorist” who attacked the Turkish Home and “do what is critical.”
“In Europe, the PKK (terrorist group) has seen that issues are getting worse, (and) they’ve began to assault voters. They most likely say that these voters are in favor of the Folks’s Alliance. That is why they assault them,” the president mentioned.
“What’s extra, they’ve attacked the Turkish Home in America, simply throughout from the United Nations (constructing) within the U.S., and broke the home windows. Why? What do you achieve by attacking the Turkish Home, breaking the home windows?” mentioned Erdoğan.
The Turkish Home, he mentioned, is entrusted to U.S. authorities there.
“It’s essential to discover this terrorist who broke the home windows of the Turkish Home with a crowbar,” the president asserted.