Conviction following an armed attack on the headquarters of the Turkish Football Federation

The FIFA International Football Federation and the UEFA European Football Association today, Friday, condemned the armed attack on the headquarters of the Turkish Football Association during a meeting of the board of directors yesterday, Thursday, in Istanbul.

“A horrific act of armed violence has taken place against the personnel and property of the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) at the headquarters of the Turkish Football Association in Istanbul,” the International and European Football Associations said in a joint statement.

He added: “While we are relieved that these actions have not resulted in casualties, we regret that there are still people who are capable of committing such crimes with no respect for human life or safety.”

FIFA and UEFA condemn this act of violence and offer their full support to the Turkish Football Federation and its staff at this difficult time.

“Violence is a disease that should never be tolerated,” the statement explains.

According to the Turkish press, the militant attack on the headquarters of the Turkish Federation included 7 shots that hit the office of the President of the Federation, where meetings are held.

During the attack, he was sitting inside the headquarters of the Turkish Federation, the head of the federation, Hamid Altintop, and local media reported that the thick glass walls of the headquarters and the long distance from which the fire was fired prevented any casualties.

After the attack, the police cordoned off the union’s headquarters, and some elements suspected of involvement in the attack were arrested while intoxicated.

Source: agencies

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