Turkey detains US Embassy threat suspects

Turkey detains US Embassy threat suspects

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

Turkey on Monday launched a crackdown on the Islamic State extremist group and boosted security in Ankara after the USA embassy said it would be closed for a day.

Security was heightened outside the U.S. Embassy building, and police searched pedestrians before allowing them to enter a street where the main gate is located. He killed himself and a Turkish guard. It did not give details on the threat.

Two of the suspects were arrested on a bus on a highway between the Samsun and Ankara. The two met Monday at Berlusconi's Milan residence, where the three-time premier congratulated Salvini, Forza Italia said. It also advised citizens to "keep a low profile", adding that it would announce its reopening once it resumes services.

Security measures have also been strengthened in places of the Turkish capital where USA citizens live.

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Ankara views the YPG as a terror group and linked to the Kurdistan Workers' Party who have launched numerous attacks in Turkey.

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said the US embassy had shared intelligence with Turkey's intelligence and security authorities, leading to "important results".

The US embassy is in the heart of the capital, close to parliament.

The U.S. embassy in Turkey has been attacked before. An attack at a luxury Istanbul nightclub during New Year celebrations on January 1 2017, killed 39 people. The Turkish Interior Ministry said security forces and the military arrested 4,698 people in the past week.

The country is at the forefront of efforts to quell threats from the terrorist group, which partly depends on foreign recruits for fighters.

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