Masked assailants attack offices of Istanbul dailies

Attackers targeted pro-AK Party dailies Yeni Safak and Yeni Akit with Molotov cocktails and guns

Masked assailants attack offices of Istanbul dailies

World Bulletin / News Desk

Masked assailants simultaneously attacked the offices of Istanbul dailies Yeni Safak and Yeni Akit with Molotov cocktails and guns early Thursday morning in Istanbul, according to police.

Five people threw Molotov cocktails and fired pump-action rifles at Yeni Safak’s building in Istanbul’s Bayrampasa District on the European side, said police.

The other group attacked the Yeni Akit building with similar weapons in Istanbul’s Kucukcekmece District, also on the European side of Istanbul. Several vehicles in the parking area were damaged by Molotov cocktails, police said.

No deaths or injuries were reported in either incident. A small-scale fire was extinguished at the Yeni Safak building.

The suspects have fled the area. Police sealed off the premises and launched an investigation into both incidents.

Both papers are widely considered to be pro-Justice and Development (AK) Party.

Last Mod: 11 Şubat 2016, 11:06
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