U.S. embassy in Turkey shut down over a ‘security threat’


By Middle East Affairs

The U.S. embassy in Turkey is closed today because of a “security threat,” AFP reports.

The embassy in Ankara was attacked in 2013 by a suicide bombing, which killed a Turkish security guard.

That bombing was claimed by a far-left group.

Turkey and the United States have butted heads lately over the U.S. support of Syrian Kurdish militia named the People’s Protection Units (YPG).

Viewing the group as terrorists, Turkey launched an operation against the YPG on Jan. 20 in Afrin, Syria, which the United States has urged against.

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