Shooting outside US Embassy in Ankara: American diplomatic missions in Turkey closed for time being

The United States diplomatic missions in Turkey - the embassy in Ankara and consulates in Istanbul and Adana - will be closed on Tuesday for security reasons after a shooting incident at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara.

Censor.NET reports citing BBC.

The U.S. Embassy in Ankara urges American citizens in Turkey to be vigilant, stay in touch, follow the news and possibly revise plans to ensure their personal safety.

"U.S Embassy in Ankara: Missions will be closed in Ankara, Istanbul, Adana after firearm discharged in front of Embassy overnight," CNN Turk wrote on Twitter.

According to Independent, an individual opened fire past night in the embassy's vicinity. No one was harmed.

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The man took out a pump action shotgun he hid in his coat and fired around eight shots in the air before the embassy's security guards intervened and apparently overpowered him.

On Monday night, Dec. 19, a man fired a gun at Russia's Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov at the opening of exhibition called "Russia through Turks' eyes" in Ankara. The diplomat was fatally wounded.
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