Germany closes embassy, consulate in Turkey on attack fears

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 17, 2016 4:15 AM

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's embassy in Ankara and its general consulate in Istanbul were closed on Thursday on indications of a possible imminent attack, the foreign ministry said.

The ministry said the German school in Istanbul had also been shut due to an "unconfirmed warning". On Tuesday, Germany had issued an alert to its citizens in Ankara warning of an "imminent attack".

(Reporting by Tina Bellon; Editing by Noah Barkin)