Gülseli Kenarlı - Özkan Arslan - Hasan Yıldırım / İstanbul () – The Istanbul U.S. Consulate that has been closed after the attack on Aug 10 reopened its doors to the public today. Applicants visiting the consulate for visa procedures are being passed in the building after severe body search.
The Consulate in Sarıyer district of Istanbul has announced the closure of consulate to public, after the attack where two offenders have opened fire over the police crew guarding the consulate building on Aug. 10. Having made an early statement today, the consulate declared that the building was reopened to citizens. People flocked to the consulate in the early hours and cued in front of the building for visa procedures. Under severe security measures, people are being subjected to body search and are oriented to a second security point at the entrance.
The police teams keep waiting at entrance and exits on Kaplıcalar Street facing the consulate building.
The outlawed far-leftist Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) has claimed responsibility for the armed attack over U.S. Consulate, with an online statement on Aug. 10.
- People waiting in front of consulate
- The body search over visitors
- Police teams patrolling in entrance and exit of street
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