French embassy and consulates in Turkey close until further notice

France surprisingly closed its embassy in Ankara along with its consulates in Istanbul and Izmir indefinitely due to serious information about an impending terrorist attack.

In a written statement, the French embassy in Ankara mentioned that all the planned activities for the Bastille Day, on July 14 are cancelled. Turkish newspaper Hürriyet stresses that French intelligence services have cross checked information of a serious threat on the day of the celebrations of 14th of July.

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