It was announced that the suspect, who attacked the Türkevi in New York with a crowbar, was captured by the New York Police Service (NYPD) in the early hours of the morning.
It was stated that the investigation into R.A., who attacked the Turkish House in New York, where Turkey’s Permanent Representation to the United Nations (UN) and the Consulate General of New York are located, on May 22 at 03:14 local time, continues.
call to US officials
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said, “(U.S. officials) Türkevi is entrusted to you there. You need to find this terrorist who broke the windows of the Türkevi with a crowbar.” had used the phrase.
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu also 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.
The attacker damaged the doors and windows of Turkevi.
Reyhan Özgür, Consul General of Turkey in New York, noted that the incident took place at 03:14 local time, and 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 notified and the police team was brought to the scene of the incident. 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.” had given the information.
Özgür said, “After the Turkevi building was newly put into service, we requested from the New York Police Department to allocate a permanent security booth regarding threats to the security of the building. Our request has not received a positive response so far. The incident that took place today reveals how justified and valid our security concerns are. put it.” had used the phrase.
Turkey’s Permanent Representation to the UN 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 area where the Turkevi is located, right across the UN building.