US travelers warned about possible terror attacks in Turkey
US halts embassy and consulate services in Turkey
The U.S. Mission in Turkey has received credible reports of potential terrorist attacks and kidnappings against U.S. citizens and foreign nationals in Istanbul, including against the U.S. Consulate General, as well as potentially other locations in Turkey. U.S. citizens are advised to exercise heightened caution in locations where Americans or foreigners may gather, including large office buildings or shopping malls. The US Mission in Turkey has temporarily halted some of its operations. According to the diplomatic mission, the US Consulate General in Istanbul has been specifically targeted.
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