Published: Mon, August 20, 2018
Markets | By Noel Gibbs

Ankara: Shots fired at United States embassy in Turkey

Ankara: Shots fired at United States embassy in Turkey

Police are hunting the assailants, who fired four or five shots from a moving auto.

The U.S. embassy in Ankara and the consulate in Istanbul have been the targets of attacks by militants and have faced numerous security threats in the past.

The early morning attack coincided with a deepening row between the two countries over the trial of a USA pastor in Turkey. According to CNN Turk, four or five gunshots were heard, one of them hit a window in a security cabin but caused no casualties.

David Gainer, the embassy's spokesman thanked the police for their "rapid response". The spokesperson added, "We have no reports of any injuries and we are investigating the details".

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Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin tweeted that it was "an attempt to create chaos".

USA administration had imposed sanctions and vows to do more against Turkey in the case the pastor would not be released immediately. Turkey has condemned the attack.

"The utmost sensitivity will be shown to ensure their security", said the official, Omer Celik.

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Tensions between the US and Turkey are high, partly because of the case of Andrew Brunson, an American pastor who is being prosecuted in Turkey for alleged espionage and terrorism-related offenses that he denies.

Police said no one was hurt in the incident and the embassy was due to be closed for the Muslim Eid al-Adha celebration.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for a boycott on US -made electronic products, with some citizens heeding his call and filming themselves breaking their iPhones.

Turkey has been struggling to halt the decline in the lira amid a diplomatic spat with the United States that has seen tariffs' levied by both sides.

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