US Embassy in Turkey reports security threat

2015-12-14 16:18
The Turkish embassy in Moscow after an anti-Turkey picket. Turkey shot down a Russian war plane on the Syrian border, sending tensions spiralling. (Vasily Maximov, AFP)

The Turkish embassy in Moscow after an anti-Turkey picket. Turkey shot down a Russian war plane on the Syrian border, sending tensions spiralling. (Vasily Maximov, AFP)

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Ankara — The US Embassy in Turkey says it has shifted to "limited operations" due to an unspecified security threat.

An embassy spokeswoman in Ankara on Monday could not provide information on the security threat but said the limited operations would continue through Tuesday.

Last week, the US Consulate in Istanbul warned US citizens to avoid the building due to information about an imminent security threat and suspended consular services for a day.

Unconfirmed Turkish news reports said the Consulate was placed on alert following intelligence about possible plans by ISIS for a suicide attack.

Two massive suicide bombings blamed on a local ISIS cell killed a total of 130 people in attacks near a town on the Syrian border in July and in Ankara in October.

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