Turkish consulate in Kosovo attacked with Molotovs
BELGRADE – Anadolu Agency
AA photoThe Turkish consulate in the city of Prizren in Kosovo was attacked by unidentified assailants hurling Molotov cocktails early on Nov. 28, according to Kosovar authorities.
Prizren Chief Prosecutor Syle Hoxha said five suspects had been taken into custody over the attack.
The attack had caused minor damage to the consulate building and no injuries were reported.
The Kosovar Foreign Ministry condemned the attack as “barbaric.”
“This is an irresponsible, barbaric assault against a democratic and multinational country like Kosovo,” the ministry said in a statement.
Kosovar Foreign Minister Enver Hoxhaj also contacted Turkish Ambassador to Kosovo Kivilcim Kilic, highlighting that ties between the two countries remain excellent and would not be affected, the statement added.
Kosovo is a former Yugoslavian province with nearly 1.8 million people, over 90 percent of whom were Kosovar Albanians.
It declared independence on Feb. 17, 2008 from Serbia and is recognized by over 100 countries, including the U.S., the U.K., France, Germany and Turkey.