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Turkish FA headquarters hit by gunfire with ex-Real Madrid star Hamit Altintop forced to take cover as two people arrested

TWO suspects have been arrested after they allegedly fired at the Turkish Football Federation building in a terrifying attack.

Former Real, Bayern Munich and Galatasaray midfielder Hamit Altintop has revealed how he threw himself to the ground as the Turkish FA were strewn with balls.

Hamit Altintop (right) revealed how he hid after the Turkish FA were peppered with bulletsCredit: Reuters


Altintop took part in the recent Champions League group stage drawCredit: Getty

According to Hurriyet Daily News, no one was injured in the horror ordeal.

It was claimed that a total of 11 shots were fired with five bullets hitting the Turkish Football Federation building.

Altintop, who is one of the leaders of the Federation, recalled his fear during the attack in Istanbul.

He reportedly said: “We threw ourselves on the ground as soon as we heard the shots.

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Altintop, who retired in 2018 with 82 international caps for Turkey, was recently on hand to help with the Champions League group stage draw.

He won the LaLiga title with Real in 2012, two Bundesliga crowns with Bayern as well as two Super Lig championships during his time at Galatasaray.

Investigations are ongoing into the incident, and two suspects were arrested shortly after the shooting.

Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu described the attackers as “drunk”.


The outlet says shots were fired at the TFF chairman’s office as well as a meeting room downstairs.

A meeting was taking place between TFF board members when bullets started flying.

Omer Celik – a spokesman for Turkey’s ruling party – confirmed the incident took place on Thursday.

He also said he spoke with TFF chief Mehmet Buyukeksi on the phone where he wished him well after the attack.

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