Arson Attack Against Turkish-Owned Diplomatic Vehicle in Thessaloniki

Arsonists targeted vehicles owned by Turkish nationals in Thessaloniki, June 10, 2019. (Photo: MotionTeam)

THESSALONIKI (AP) — Greek authorities say arsonists have targeted two vehicles owned by Turkish nationals, one of them a diplomat, in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki, destroying the cars and damaging another four.

Police said the arsonists struck in the pre-dawn hours of Monday, pouring flammable liquid over the two cars. One is owned by a diplomat working at the Turkish consulate, the other by a Turkish national employed at an international financial institution headquartered in Thessaloniki.

Another four private cars parked nearby were severely damaged in the attack. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Arsonists targeted vehicles owned by Turkish nationals in Thessaloniki, June 10, 2019. (Photo: MotionTeam)
Arsonists targeted vehicles owned by Turkish nationals in Thessaloniki, June 10, 2019. (Photo: MotionTeam)
Arsonists targeted vehicles owned by Turkish nationals in Thessaloniki, June 10, 2019. (Photo: MotionTeam)