shots fired at the headquarters of the Turkish Federation

The headquarters of the Turkish Football Federation near Istanbul was the target of gunfire on Thursday. The perpetrators of these shots fled. If there were no injuries, an investigation was opened.

Several shots targeted Thursday the headquarters of the Turkish Football Federation (TFF), near Istanbul, in the middle of a meeting of the board of directors, without causing injuries, announced media and a political official. According to the private news agency DHA, seven bullets, fired from outside, targeted the office of the president of the Federation as well as a meeting room located on the lower floor.

The shooters fled in a vehicle, DHA said, adding that no one was injured. According to several media, a meeting of the board of directors of the Federation was taking place when the shots rang out.

“An investigation has been opened”

“We threw ourselves on the ground as soon as we heard the shots,” said the daily Milliyet former Turkish international Hamit Altintop, one of the leaders of the Federation. Ömer Celik, spokesman for the presidential party and the first to report the incident, said he was able to speak with Federation President Mehmet Büyükeksi after the shots were fired. “An investigation has been opened,” Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya said on Twitter. The headquarters of the Turkish Federation is in Riva, northeast of Istanbul, on the shores of the Black Sea.

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