'Imminent security threat' at US consulate in Istanbul

A general view of the front of the US consulate in Istanbul on February 27, 2015US authorities warned Saturday that an “imminent security threat” existed at the American consulate in Istanbul, and advised citizens to stay away from the compound. “We strongly encourage US citizens to maintain a high level of vigilance, be aware of local events, and take the appropriate steps to bolster your personal security,” the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) said in a statement. “Due to information about an imminent security threat against the US consulate compound, the US Consulate General Istanbul advises all US citizens to avoid the US consulate today,” said the OSAC, which promotes security cooperation and information-sharing between US businesses and the State Department.

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