The US Embassy in the Turkish capital Ankara has received “credible reports of possible terrorist attacks” against foreign citizens, especially from the US. The embassy announced this in a statement on its website. The reports are said to include several locations in Turkey, including the embassy in Ankara.
According to reports, possible terrorist attacks and kidnappings are planned. US citizens are urged to be especially careful in places where there are US Americans and other foreign citizens. The US Embassy in Ankara said the warning is especially true of large office buildings and shopping centers.
Based on the reports, the US is temporarily suspending visa issuance in Turkey. The termination of the visa services will affect all diplomatic missions in the country, except the embassy, consulates in Istanbul, Adana and Izmir. (Teaspoon, AFP)