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PKK sympathizers attack Turkiye's Consulate General in Paris

Attack causes material damage to window, exterior wall of Consulate General building, say diplomatic sources

Esra Taskin   | 13.05.2022
PKK sympathizers attack Turkiye's Consulate General in Paris

PARIS 

Sympathizers of the PKK terrorist organization attacked Turkiye's Consulate General in Paris on Thursday, according to diplomatic sources. 

Unidentified individuals attacked the Consulate General around 02.30 a.m. local time (1230 GMT) on May 12 with firework-type explosives, according to information obtained by Anadolu Agency from the sources.

The attack caused material damage to a window and the exterior wall of the Consulate General building.

French authorities have launched an investigation into the attack.

PKK-affiliated formations reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack, sources said.

The administrative department of the Hauts-de-Seine region in the northwest of the French capital condemned the attack on Twitter and conveyed a message of solidarity with the Turkish Consul General and consular staff.

*Writing by Zehra Nur Duz in Ankara

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