Adams, who toured the scene with Turkey’s New York Consul General Reyhan Özgür, received information about the attack.
At Türkevi, Adams also examined the ongoing voting process for the second round of the Presidential Elections in Turkey.
Making a statement regarding the visit, Consul General Özgür said, “We demanded that the security measures be increased around the Türkevi. Similar things have happened before. It turned out how right we were. There was a security booth here in the past. We demand that it be relocated here on a 24-hour basis. Türkevi “We wanted them to be more sensitive about the security of Turkey,” he said.
Stating that he conveyed to Adams that the issue was followed at the highest level in Ankara, Özgür said, “They also said that they will follow the issue at the highest level.”
“We expect the United States to quickly identify the perpetrators of the attack.”
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu stated that they expect the United States to quickly identify the perpetrators of the attack on the Turkish House in New York and to provide the necessary protection to Turkey’s diplomatic missions as the host country.
Stating that there was a despicable attack in which the windows on the ground floor of Türkevi were destroyed, Çavuşoğlu said, “We expect the United States to quickly identify the perpetrators of the attack and to provide the necessary protection to our diplomatic representations as the host country. It provides all kinds of services to our citizens with devotion, especially during the election process. I send my best wishes to my colleagues.” had used the words.
Reyhan Özgür, Consul General of Turkey in New York, told Anadolu Agency (AA) that the incident took place at 03:14 local time, and that an unknown person approached the front of the Türkevi on 46th Street and damaged the entrance doors and windows of the consulate with an iron crowbar in his hand.
Stating that a total of 12 windows, including 2 windows of the consulate door and 10 facade windows, were damaged as a result of the attack, Özgür said, “The New York Police Department was immediately informed of the incident and the police team was brought to the scene. The unidentified perpetrator left behind the iron crowbar he used in the attack. We have conveyed to the local authorities that the perpetrator is expected to be identified and caught.”
Stating that the Consulate General’s cooperation with local authorities continues, Özgür said that the attack in question will not affect the voting process for the second round of the Presidential Elections in Turkey.
Turkey’s Permanent Representation to the United Nations and the Consulate General of New York are located in Türkevi. There are Permanent Representations and Consulate Generals of many countries, including the USA, in the region where Türkevi is located, right across the United Nations building.