U.S. Embassy in Turkey Issues Terror Alert

Americans and foreigners in Istanbul potential targets of terror attacks and kidnappings.

On Friday, the U.S. embassy in Turkey issued a warning about possible terror attacks against American citizens.

Their alert said, “The U.S. Mission in Turkey has received credible reports of potential terrorist attacks and kidnappings against U.S. citizens and foreign nationals in Istanbul, including against the U.S. Consulate General, as well as potentially other locations in Turkey.”

The security alert advised American citizens to exercise caution, avoid crowds, keep a low profile, and monitor local media for updates.

Because of the threat, the embassy announced a temporary suspension of citizen services and visa processing at all its facilities, including in the capital city of Ankara, and offices in Adana and Izmir.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Americans who are visiting or working in Turkey to follow the alert and be kept safe.
  • That the Turkish government would work with the U.S. to ensure the safety of Americans living in Turkey.
  • That purported terrorists would be identified, arrested, and brought to justice.

Sources: Business Insider, Washington Examiner 


Back to top