Turkey detains persons suspected of preparing attack on US embassy

  05 March 2018    Read: 1232
Turkey detains persons suspected of preparing attack on US embassy

Persons suspected of preparing a terrorist attack on the US Embassy were detained in the province of Samsun in northern Turkey, Turkish media reported March 5.

Reportedly, all detainees are citizens of Iraq. No other details of the operation is disclosed.

Earlier, it was reported that the US Embassy in Ankara will suspend its work on Monday, March 5, for security reasons.

"The US Embassy in Ankara informs American citizens that the diplomatic mission will be closed on March 5 because of security threats. The embassy will announce the resumption of work later," the American embassy said in a message.

Previously, Ankara mayor’s office reported that Ankara police have strengthened security measures in the Turkish capital. The move came following the statement by the US Embassy in Ankara that it will suspend its work on March 5 for security reasons.


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