German embassy, consulate close in Turkey over terror threat
12:42, Thursday, 17 March, 2016
The German embassy in Ankara and consulate general in Istanbul have been shut down due to a terror warning, the Foreign Ministry said. The German school in Istanbul has also been closed, the ministry said.
The closures of the consulate and school have been made following a warning that was “not conclusively verifiable,” according to an email sent by the German consulate to its citizens, DPA reported. The email added that the facilities would be closed as a precaution on Thursday.
The German consulate is near Taksim Square, a major tourist and leisure district in Istanbul.