Frankfurt offices of Turkey's main opposition attacked
The offices of Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) in Germany was attacked on Saturday, and material damage was caused by the attack, Deutsche Welle (DW) Turkish reported.
The offices in Frankfurt was attacked late in the evening when there was no one inside, and a window was shattered, DW said.
A CHP official told DW that it was a 6 mm thick double-pane window, that it is not likely that the window was shattered by accident, and that blows were apparently delivered with a hammer-like object at the window where a picture of Turkish Republic's founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk was placed.
Ali Ercan said that it was highly probable that the attack was a planned one.
The incident took place around the same time that the head of German internal intelligence told German news agency DPA that the coming elections in Turkey will have an impact on Germany.
Thomas Haldenwang, the President of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, said:
"Turkish internal political conflicts are fought here: On the one hand there are those who are loyal to the government, which also include Turkish nationalists and right-wing extremists, on the other hand there are forces of democratic opposition forces, but also supporters of extremist and terrorist organizations such as the PKK."
He added that opposition journalists are spied on and intimidated, and that although campaign appearances by politicians from non-EU countries are prohibited in the three months prior to the elections, first campaign flyers have already been seen in Germany.