Incident Summary:

12/23/2019: Assailants threw a Molotov cocktail at the vehicle of a Turkish Consulate employee in Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia, Greece. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Central Macedonia


Location Details:
The incident occurred on Ioanni Varvaki Street.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Specific Description Vehicle of Diplomat
Nationality of Target Turkey
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
A Molotov cocktail was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Turkey protests arson attack on consulate car in northern Greece,", December 24, 2019.
"Assailants set Turkish consulate employees car on fire in Greece," Reuters UK, December 23, 2019.
"Turkey protests over arson attack on diplomat’s vehicle in Thessaloniki," Greekcity, December 26, 2019.