According to a translation from The Independent, a spokesman for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan tweeted that the attack was “a clear attempt to create chaos.”
Another Turkish official called it a “clear provocation.”
President Donald Trump has demanded that Turkey release an American pastor being held in Turkish custody on charges of being involved in a failed coup in 2016.
When the Turkish government refused to release Brunson, Trump hit two high-ranking Turkish officials with sanctions.
The Turkish government has responded with tariffs of its own, including raising the tariff on American car imports to 120 percent and the tariff on American alcoholic beverage imports to 140 percent.