Controversy Gets Higher In Turkey As U.S. Closes Embassy

The U.S. Embassy located in the Turkish region known as Ankara on Tuesday issued a statement saying that U.S. mission to Turkey will be closed.

According to the statement, an individual approached the U.S. Embassy Ankara main gate and discharged a firearm.

There have been no reported injuries and the individual is in police custody.

“Due to this incident, the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul, and the U.S. Consulate in Adana will be closed for normal operations on Tuesday,’’ the statement said.

The declaration is coming few hours after the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, was assassinated by a man who claimed to be a Turkish policeman, while delivering a speech at an exhibition.

The U.S. Mission also reminded U.S. citizens to review personal security plans, ensure communication connectivity and maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance personal security.
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