United States (US) and Iran have decided to keep their embassies and consulates in Turkey closed today (December 20).
Upon the murder of Andrey Karlov, the Russia's Ambassador to Ankara yesterday (December 19) evening, a person opened fire into the air today, towards morning hours in front of the US Embassy in Turkey's capital city of Ankara.
At around 4 a.m. in Çankaya district of Ankara, the assailant took 8-9 shots into the air in front of the US Embassy in Ankara. While being taken into custody by police, the assailant shouted;
"I swear to Allah. Don't play with us".
The US Embassy made the following statement on Twitter this morning at 7:22 a.m.:
US Embassy in Ankara and Consulates Istanbul and Adana closed for normal operations today. Visa appointments will be rescheduled.— US Embassy Turkey (@USEmbassyTurkey) 20 Aralık 2016
Warning from Iran to its Citizens
Iran Embassy in Ankara has announced that Iranian Consulates to İstanbul, Erzurum, Trabzon have been closed today. (AS/DG)
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