'Suspicious' package found outside US Consulate General in Turkey

The U.S. embassy in Ankara thanked Turkish police for their rapid and professional response to "a suspicious package."

'Suspicious' package found outside US Consulate General in Turkey

The U.S. embassy in Ankara thanked Turkish police for their rapid and professional response to a suspicious package found outside the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul on Friday.

A statement by the embassy said, "a suspicious package was found this morning outside the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul shortly after 11:00 a.m. Security officials at the U.S. Consulate General immediately notified the Turkish National Police, who quickly arrived to inspect the package."

"The Turkish National Police conducted a controlled destruction of the package. No hazardous or explosive materials were found inside the package and the Consulate General has resumed normal operations," it said.

The U.S. Mission in Turkey thanks the Turkish National Police, once again, for their rapid and professional response to this situation, the statement added.


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