According to global media, four to five rounds were fired from a moving white auto, targetting the security booth outside Gate 6 at the embassy in Ankara.
Amid escalating tension between Washington and Ankara, the United States embassy in the Turkish capital came under attack as unknown persons fired several gunshots at it on Monday. "We have no reports of any injuries and we are investigating the details" embassy spokesman David Gainer said.
A police officer told Reuters at the scene the drive-by shooting occurred around 5 A.M. local time and that nobody was hurt.
On Sunday, The US Embassy in Ankara tweeted that it, along with the US Consulate General in Istanbul and the US Consulate in Adana are closed from Monday until Friday in observance with the Sacrifice Holiday in Turkey.
A bullet mark was clearly visible on the window of a security booth at the embassy, but didn't appear to have penetrated the thick glass.
Six gunshots were fired at the US embassy in Turkey as tensions between the two countries over a detained pastor continued to escalate.
A day earlier, Turkey said it was increasing tariffs on imports of certain U.S. products in response to American sanctions on Ankara that caused the value of the lira to plunge. Brunson has been imprisoned since 2016 in Turkey over terrorism and espionage charges that the USA calls baseless.
Also, President Donald Trump has doubled the tariffs on aluminium and steel imports from Turkey, prompting Ankara to sharply hike tariffs on several U.S. products.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan also came out fighting Monday, saying an attack of Turkey's economy was no different from a strike against its flag or the Muslim call to prayer.