Apr 23 2019

Turkish consulate in Zurich suffers 6th attack since 2017 - AA

Turkey’s consulate in the Swiss city of Zurich was attacked with a Molotov cocktail early on Monday, the sixth attack on the building in the last two years, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

Zurich police said officers patrolling the area noticed a hedge outside the building on fire, shortly before 3 a.m. on Monday. They extinguished the blaze and arrested three males, aged 17, 18 and 19, who tried to flee the scene.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, in which no one was hurt and the building suffered no damage.

Over the last two-and-a-half years, the Turkish Consulate has suffered half a dozen attacks, according to AA. In January 2017, a late night bomb attack carried out with fireworks and other explosives damaged walls and windows of the consulate building.

In May 2017, people wearing balaclavas vandalised the consulate with paint and wrote "Kill Erdoğan", referring to Turkey’s president, on a nearby bus stop and building. In January 2018, an official car at the consulate was targeted by an arson attack.