Ankara Turkey: Germany temporarily closes embassy, fear of attack

Posted on September 16, 2016 • Filed under: Europe, Middle East, Tourist Warning, Turkey

dw.com reported Germany has temporarily closed its embassy in Ankara, reportedly because of fears of an attack. Turks are said to be outraged by a German magazine’s depiction of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a dictator. Germany closed its embassy and all other consular offices in Turkey on Wednesday, with reports that officials feared the buildings might come under attack. The Foreign Ministry confirmed that its embassy and consular offices, including the main consulate in Istanbul, would be closed from September 12 to September 16. However, the ministry did not comment on the reason. Read Article

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