Monday, September 21, 2015
Cypriot Media claims ISIS to blame for hotel gun attack.
Cypriot Media claims ISIS to blame for hotel gun attack. (Famagusta).
A TURKISH CYPRIOT daily newspaper is reporting that the so-called Islamic state is trying to extort money from several casinos and hotels in the north of Cyprus.
Kibris Postasi reports that the Islamic State terrorist organization could be behind an attack against the Savoy hotel in occupied Turkish Cyprus Kyrenia.
The attack in the early hours of Sunday saw gunmen fire more than 51 bullets at the hotel.
KP Daily News, the English language portal of Kibris Postasi reported: " An exclusive report in KIBRIS POSTASI newspaper today by Vatan Mehmet says that speculation is rife that the terror organisation ISIL is shaking down some of the casino’s in the 'TRNC' via threats"
According to daily Africa- which leads with the headline "Hail of bullets with Kalashnikov” - no one was injured and it is believed that the aim was to "warn and threaten” the owners of the hotel.
Four people have been arrested in connection with the incident and are in custody.
The press was not allowed by the breakaway regime’s "police” to approach the hotel.
Turkish Cypriot media reported Islamic State’s threats have been discussed by "security forces” intensively.
There has been no official comment on the media claims.