US orders family of Istanbul consulate staff to leave

The order was announced in the second travel warning that the State Department issued for Americans in Turkey in only a weekThe United States ordered the relatives of staff members in its consulate in Istanbul to leave the country Saturday, warning that “extremist groups” are targeting American citizens for attack. On Monday, the State Department had advised US citizens to “carefully consider the need to travel to Turkey at this time.” There is also a long-standing warning against travel to the southeast of the country.

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