US embassy in Ankara closed over security threat

The US Embassy in the Turkish capital was closed on Monday because of a security threat and will announce its reopening when services are resumed. Until then, only emergency services will be provided, said the embassy statement. DEBKAfile: The embassy has received threats from Turkish citizens angry over US support for Syrian Kurds. This week, the Turkish government registered its protest at US policy by naming the street where the US compound is located Olive Branch Street after the Turkish anti-Kurd operation in Afrin.

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  • Mar 5, 2018 @ 10:15 at 10:15
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    From the headline:

    “This week, the Turkish government registered its protest at US policy by naming the street where the US compound is located Olive Branch Street after the Turkish anti-Kurd operation in Afrin.”

    Perhaps the street where the Turkish embassy in Washington, D.C. is located can get a name change to:
    “1917 Armenian Massacre Street”, as a memorial to what the Ottoman Empire did to the Armenians towards the end of WWI.

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  • Mar 5, 2018 @ 14:13 at 14:13
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    No wonder there’s a threat to the US embassy.. they just tried to pull a coup on the president nevermind having multiple military bases along the turkish border and training a rebel army . Huh??

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  • Mar 5, 2018 @ 20:03 at 20:03
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    @doesntmatter — I’ve noticed that you keep leaving notes about the coup. Dig into it, and you’ll see it was a feign coup. Read history of Germany, 1933-1939, and Turkey matches quite closely. This does not mean that the party that Erdogan is at enmity with is clear in any measure, but their fault is in a completely different direction, and has nothing to do with the ‘coup.’

    History repeating itself.

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