Windows of Hürriyet’s Ankara building shatter
Seven window panels at the Doğan Media Center building in Ankara, which hosts the Ankara offices of daily Hürriyet and Hürriyet Daily News, broke at around 5 p.m. on Dec. 12.
The Ankara Governor’s Office said in statement that the incident was not linked to a gun attack according to the inspections, as police officials had also said no ballistic traces were found.
The Governor’s Office said the breaks might have been caused by a temperature change or a change in the structure of the building.
Some of the building’s window panels have similarly broken in the past.
Ankara Police Chief Hakan Arıkan arrived at the building right after the incident.
Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ, Interior Minister Efkan Ala and Ankara Governor Mehmet Kılıçlar were informed about the matter.
Crime scene investigation, terror and intelligence experts inspected the building after the incident.
“All we can say is that seven windows on different floors of the building’s front side broke,” said Hürriyet Editor-in-Chief Sedat Ergin after arriving at the Ankara office of the Istanbul-based newspaper.
“We do not have certain information on the cause of the break,” he added, stating that the official report after the inspections would explain the cause of events.