Germany closes embassy, consulate in Turkey on attack fears

Empty tables are seen on Sakarya Street in Ankara, Turkey, in the aftermath of the bombing, on March 15, 2016.
Empty tables are seen on Sakarya Street in Ankara, Turkey, in the aftermath of the bombing, on March 15, 2016.PHOTO: REUTERS

BERLIN (REUTERS) - Germany's embassy in Ankara and its general consulate in Istanbul were closed on Thursday (March 17) on indications of a possible imminent attack, the foreign ministry said.

The ministry said the German school in Istanbul had also been shut due to an "unconfirmed warning".

On Tuesday, Germany had issued an alert to its citizens in Ankara warning of an"imminent attack".