BANGKOK: — Some graffiti written on the wall of a house near the Turkish embassy in Bangkok has prompted police to mount a security operation.
The message in Turkish said: GRUM YORUM SUSTRULAMAZ.
Samples of the paint used for the message were collected and a cigarette butt found at the scene is being checked for DNA.
Witnesses and CCTV in the area are being scrutinized.
Police top brass were in the area last night ostensibly as part of a nationwide “New Year protection” alert ordered by national police chief Chakthip Chaijinda, reports Thairath.
Police said there was no specific threat but bomb teams and K9 sniffer dog units have been active at embassies, in Sanam Luang and around the Ratchprasong Intersection, the scene of the Erawan bombing outrage.
The message on the wall was followed by a checkpoint set up at the end of Soi Jatsan that leads to the Turkish Embassy in Suthisarn district of northern Bangkok. Surachet Hakpan of 191 police and other top officers were there in person to check operations.
A translation from Google translate of the message is: ‘Group’ comments cannot be silenced.
Dozens of people died in Turkey at the weekend after a gunman opened fire in a high end nightclub and there have been many terrorist outrages in the country over the last year.