U.S. Warns of Possible Terror Attacks in Turkey After Quran Burning

By Tasos Kokkinidis

The U.S. warns of possible terrorist attacks in Istanbul. Credit: Ninara, CC BY 2.0/Wikipedia

The U.S. embassy in Turkey issued a warning on Monday about possible attacks against churches, synagogues and diplomatic missions following Quran-burning incidents in Europe.

It is the second warning issued by the U.S. in the last four days. The alert said that “possible imminent retaliatory attacks by terrorists” could happen in Istanbul’s main touristic neighborhoods such as Beyoglu, Galata, Taksim and Istiklal. It added that Turkish authorities are conducting an investigation.

On Friday, embassies of the U.S., Germany, France, Italy and several other countries issued security alerts warning about possible retaliatory attacks against places of worship. They could come in response to the holy Muslim book of Quran being burned in Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands in the past weeks.

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