US Embassy in Ankara Closed Today

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The US closed its Embassy in Ankara due to “security threat” today (March 5).

According to the announcement released on Embassy’s official website, the “Embassy will announce its reopening, once it resumes services”.

The announcement read: “During this period, only emergency services will be provided.  Routine services, such as passport renewals including lost or stolen passports, reports of birth abroad, and notarial services, are not considered emergencies.”  

“Requests for these services will be processed through our online appointment system once the Embassy reopens.  Visa interviews and other routine services are cancelled; applicants will be informed directly of steps to take”.

In its statement about the subject, Ankara Governorship stated that additional security measures have been taken: “Our intelligence units have reviewed security measures and taken additional precautions upon intel info provided by US sources that a terrorist action might be taken against the US Embassy and places where its citizens reside”. (AS/TK)