The French embassy in Ankara and the French Consulate General in Istanbul are closed until further notice. Celebrations of the July 14 French holiday are also canceled due to “a serious threat.”
“The Embassy of France in Ankara, as well as the Consulate General in Istanbul will be closed from Wednesday July 13, 1pm, until further notice,” RT cites the embassy’s statement.
French diplomatic missions in Turkey also canceled France’s July 14 Bastille Day events.
“Information points to a serious threat against plans for the celebration of the July 14 national holiday in Turkey. As a precaution, we have decided, in conjunction with the Turkish authorities, to cancel the celebrations,” Reuters quotes a statement from the mission in Istanbul.