Turkish consulate in Zurich attacked by masked group
ZURICH - Anadolu Agency
AA photoA large group of masked people attacked the Turkish Consulate in the Swiss city of Zurich late on May 1, officials have said.
Asiye Nurcan İpekçi, Turkey’s consul in Zurich, said the attackers painted “Kill Erdoğan” on the walls of a nearby building and bus stop.
İpekçi said police immediately arrived at the scene after nearly 60 masked people attacked the consulate building with paint.
“Now the situation is under control,” she said, adding there was nothing to fear.
Police have taken measures and are cooperating with consulate authorities, she said.
No casualties were reported and there were only security staff inside the building.
Ahead of the April 16 constitutional referendum, a rally in the capital Bern featured a large banner saying “Kill Erdoğan” with a picture of a gun being pointed at his head.
Former French diplomat Philippe Moreau Defarges also recently suggested Erdoğan’s assassination in televised remarks.