US Embassy In Turkey Suspends All Services, Citing Credible 'Terror Threat'
There's been a huge development out of Turkey at a moment the country is under US scrutiny after conducting major Russian S-400 missile defense system tests for the first time, which have run late last week into this week on the Black Sea coast.
The United States Embassy in Turkey says it has temporarily suspended all citizen and visa services based on a significant security alert.
#Turkey: US Mission Turkey received credible reports of potential terrorist attacks and kidnappings against US citizens and foreign nationals in Istanbul and potentially other locations. Exercise heightened caution where Americans or foreigners may gather. https://t.co
— Travel - State Dept (@TravelGov) October 23, 2020
According an Oct.23 alert its official website, the embassy “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.”
The statement continues by urging American citizens "to exercise heightened caution in locations where Americans or foreigners may gather, including large office buildings or shopping malls."