US hails Turkey for investigating terror plots
State Department spokesperson thanks government, police and security services for probing terror plots against US embassy
By Muhammed Bilal Kenasari
The State Department thanked the Turkish government and security forces Tuesday for investigating terror plots targeting the U.S. embassy in Ankara.
State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert told reporters at a press briefing that the embassy was closed for two days due to a security threat and would reopen Wednesday.
"I just want to make sure that we thank the government of Turkey, the police and also the security services for facilitating this investigation," Nauert said.
Responding to a question on the detaining of suspects during the investigation process, Nauert
On March 5, Turkish police foiled a planned Daesh terror act against the U.S. embassy in Ankara, arresting suspects in the capital city and in Samsun, a Black Sea province.
In 2015 and 2016, several terror attacks were carried out in the Turkish capital by the PYD/PKK and Daesh terrorist groups that claimed innocent lives and injured many others. There were no incidents in the capital last year.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.