Turkish House attacker was a Turkish citizen

2023-05-26 09:04:41 | Son Güncelleme : 2023-05-26 09:14:28

The identity of the suspect who attacked the Turkish House in New York, where Türkiye's Permanent Mission to the United Nations and Consulate General in New York are located, with a crowbar a few days ago has been revealed. The search for the suspect continues.

The investigation into the crowbar attack on the Turkish House in New York 2 days ago continues. While the US police have released footage of the attack and the suspect, Turkish authorities have identified the suspect following a tip-off.


According to information obtained by Anadolu, the attacker was identified as Recep Akbiyik, a Turkish citizen from Giresun, who had left the country last year and had a criminal record for "wounding, threatening and drug possession".

After the Turkish authorities conveyed the information to the US Police Department, the police raided the homeless shelter where the suspect was staying. The suspect was reportedly not found there either.

While Akbiyik is still being sought, it was noted in the report that he also had psychological problems.

On the night of May 22, Akbiyik had damaged the entrance doors and windows of the consulate with an iron crowbar.


Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu stated that they expect the US to quickly identify the perpetrators of the attack on the Turkish House in New York and provide the necessary protection to Türkiye's diplomatic missions as the host country.

Stating that there was a dastardly attack in which the windows on the ground floor of the Turkish House were destroyed, Cavusoglu said, "I convey my get well soon wishes to my colleagues who selflessly provide all kinds of services to our citizens, especially during the election process."

The Turkish Houses Türkiye's Permanent Mission to the United Nations and the Consulate General in New York. Located directly opposite the United Nations building, the Turkish House is surrounded by the permanent missions and consulates general of many countries, including the United States.