Germany Closes Embassy, Consulate in Turkey on Attack Fears

BERLIN (Reuters) -
A police officer stands guard outside the German Consulate, which is closed on indications of a possible imminent attack, in Istanbul, Turkey March 17, 2016. REUTERS/Osman Orsal
A police officer stands guard outside the German Consulate, which is closed on indications of a possible imminent attack, in Istanbul, Turkey, Thursday. (Reuters/Osman Orsal)

Germany’s embassy in Ankara and its general consulate in Istanbul were closed on Thursday on indications of a possible imminent attack, the Foreign Ministry said.

The Ministry said the German school in Istanbul had also been shut due to an “unconfirmed warning.” On Tuesday, Germany had issued an alert to its citizens in Ankara warning of an “imminent attack.”