US embassy in Turkey warns about potential terror attacks and kidnappings against Americans and foreign nationals

Ankara – The United States embassy in Turkey issued a high alert on Friday about potential terror attacks and kidnappings against U.S. citizens and other foreign nationals in Istanbul. Meanwhile, the embassy has suspended all the services temporarily.

“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”, read an official statement on embassy’s website.

Embassy advised all U.S. citizens to exercise heightened caution in locations where Americans or foreigners may gather, including large office buildings or shopping malls.

All the potential victims of the anticipated terror attacks are advised to exercise caution and remain vigilant, to avoid crowds while keeping a low profile, and to monitor local media for updates.