Reuters: Turkey warns embassies in Ankara against fresh security threats
Turkey on Wednesday has warned at least three European embassies against possible security threats in capital Ankara, Reuters said.
Officials from the three European embassies and one big international organization told Reuters that they were warned by Turkish authorities against fresh threats, demanding not to be named.
Reuters also said that Serbia has warned its citizens for not traveling to Turkey.
A bomb attack on Nov.13 rocked Istanbul’s historical Istiklal Avenue in Taksim district, killing six and wounding 81 people. Turkish authorities accused Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and its Syrian affiliate Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) over the attack and launched airstrikes into Northern Syria and Northern Iraq targeting PKK and YPG bases in the region. Kurdish groups denied involvement.
The big international organization highlighted risks at shopping malls, bus stations and airports in an emailed statement to its staff, Reuters said.
Turkish authorities rejected to comment on the issue, it said.