Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivers remarks to colleagues and their families at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, on March 30, 2017. (State Department photo)

Turks Reportedly Foil ISIS Attack Plot on U.S. Embassy

Turkish police foiled a planned Islamic State attack on the U.S. Embassy in Ankara on March 5, detaining suspects in the capital Ankara and the Black Sea province of Samsun.

The detentions came after the Ankara Governor’s Office stated late on March 4 that extra security measures had been taken in the city upon intelligence that “terrorist actions” could take place in areas where U.S. citizens are located.

“Upon intelligence coming to our units from U.S. sources that terrorist actions could be undertaken targeting the U.S. Embassy and where U.S. citizens are staying, security measures have been reviewed and extra measures have been taken,” the Governor’s Office said.

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