France temporarily closes missions in Turkey over threat

July 13, 2016 11:25 AM

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ANKARA, Turkey – France has canceled French National Day receptions in Turkey and temporarily closed down diplomatic missions for security reasons.

The French Consul in Istanbul, Muriel Domenach, said Wednesday on Twitter that there would be no July 14 Bastille Day celebrations at French diplomatic missions in the cities of Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir. She did not specify the nature of the threat but said officials were in contact with the Turki...

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