France closed embassies in Turkey “until further notice” two days before military coup

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France has temporarily shut down its embassy in the Turkish capital Ankara and its consulate in Istanbul, citing security reasons.

“The Embassy of France in Ankara, as well as the Consulate-General in Istanbul, will be closed from Wednesday July 13, 1pm (10:00 GMT), until further notice,” the embassy said in a statement on Wednesday.

The announcement came a day after France scrapped Bastille Day – or French National Day – receptions at these missions on security grounds.

French consul to Istanbul Muriel Domenach wrote on Twitter that the events in all three cities had been cancelled “for security reasons”, and that France was in touch with the Turkish authorities.

The Istanbul consulate had also sent an email message to French citizens in Turkey saying there had been “concurring information of a serious threat against the organisation of the July 14 celebrations in Turkey”.

It said that the decision had been…

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