Germany Shuts Diplomatic Facilities in Turkey

GERMANY{VOA News} – German diplomatic missions and schools were closed in Turkey Thursday for security reasons.

Speaking to reporters in Berlin, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that security services received credible information about an imminent attack that forced the closing of the embassy in Ankara, the general consulate in Istanbul and German schools in both cities.

“Yesterday evening, our security authorities received several concrete and very serious leads that terror attacks against our German representations in Turkey were being prepared,” he said. “Therefore I decided that the German embassy in Ankara, the general consulate in Istanbul and the German schools in both cities should remain closed.” READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.