Two sought for arson attempt on vehicle at Turkey’s Zurich consulate
Two male suspects are being sought in an attempted arson attack on Jan. 30 on a vehicle belonging to the Turkish Consulate General in Zurich, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Consul General Asiye Nurcan İpekçi said the incident occurred at around 3:09 a.m. (0209 GMT), the agency’s report read.
“Fortunately, the attempted arson attack against our vehicle failed,” İpekçi was quoted as saying.
She said there were no casualties or loss of property.
The Zurich police have launched an investigation, the agency reported, citing İpekçi.
“This is the third incident in a year targeting our consulate general. Unfortunately, there have been no developments regarding the investigation of the perpetrators of the previous incidents,” Ipekçi said.
On May 1, 2017, hundreds of masked assailants attacked Turkey’s consulate general in Zurich. The attackers painted “Kill Erdoğan” on the walls of a nearby building and bus stop, targeting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
The Swiss police have not made any arrests over the incident.