German embassy, consulate in Turkey closes over ‘terror warning’

Published March 17th, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
The German consulate general in Istanbul, Turkey. (AFP/File)
The German consulate general in Istanbul, Turkey. (AFP/File)

According to RT and other sources, the German embassy in Ankara and the consulate in Istanbul are closed on Thursday due to a percieved "terror warning."

The German consulate sent an email to citizens that they had recieved a "not conclusively verifiable" threat, and all facilities were closed as a precaution. The nearby German school is also closed during this time. 

On Sunday, a suicide bomber killed 37 people in Ankara. In January, another suicide bombing in Istanbul killed a dozen German tourists. 

No group has claimed responsibility for the threats made against the German offices.


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