Flags flown at half-mast at French Consulate Istanbul after Nice attack
ISTANBULFlags have been flown at half-mast at the French consulate in Istanbul, which was previously closed due to security concerns, after the attack in Nice which killed at least 84 people on July 14.
French Consul-General Muriel Domenachde gave thanks for the messages of solidarity.
“The French flag has flown at half-mast. Thanks for many solidarity messages in Istanbul,” Domenachde tweeted both in both Turkish and French.
The consulate and the French Embassy in Ankara were closed until further notice on July 13 after the country’s diplomatic missions in Turkey canceled their planned events to mark France’s National Day due to security concerns.
Special operations police began to patrol around Istiklal Avenue and the consulate building, which is located at the entrance of the avenue, on the same day.