Dutch consulate in Istanbul closed over ‘terror threats’
ISTANBUL – Doğan News Agency
DHA photoThe Netherlands Consulate General in Istanbul was closed on March 23 due to “terror threats,” the Dutch Foreign Ministry has announced.
The announcement said the Consulate General would be closed due to “terror threats” until future notice.
Meanwhile, Germany’s Consulate General in Istanbul remained closed, however its high school in the city, Deutsche Schule Istanbul, reopened on March 23.
The German Foreign Office had closed down the German embassy and the German consulate in Istanbul on March 17 and March 18, along with the school in Ankara and the Deutsche Schule Istanbul, over terror concerns.
Five people were killed and more than 30 were injured in a suicide bomb attack on March 19 in central Istanbul, on the busy İstiklal Avenue in Taksim.
The Turkish interior minister has said the bomber had links with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).