Germany Closes Diplomatic Buildings in Turkey After ‘Terror Attack' Tip-Off

German schools in Ankara and Istanbul are also closed

Germany closed its two main diplomatic buildings in Turkey after receiving "very serious leads" that terror attacks were being prepared against its interests in the country, Germany's foreign minister said Thursday, NBC News reported.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier told reporters in Berlin that Germany's embassy in Ankara and its consulate in Istanbul — along with German schools across the two cities — had been closed.

"Yesterday evening, our security authorities received several concrete and very serious leads that terror attacks against our German representations in Turkey were being prepared," he said.

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