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Families of U.S. Diplomats, Military Personnel Ordered to Leave Turkey

Publish Time 2016-03-30 10:41:00 Update Time 2016-03-30 13:06:00


The U.S. government ordered hundreds of Americans to leave Turkey because of increased security concerns, the latest sign of international anxiety over series of terrorist attacks that has left scores of people dead from Pakistan to Belgium.

The Pentagon and State Department said on Tuesday they had directed family members of most military and diplomatic personnel in Turkey to leave the country, which has been hit by four major attacks this year, including a suicide bomber who killed four people earlier this month in Istanbul.

As a result, more than 650 Americans are expected to depart Turkey in coming days. Those affected by the order include relatives of U.S. military personnel working in southeastern Turkey, close to the Syrian border, the western coast around Izmir and southwestern Turkey, near a naval base. The decision doesn’t affect those living in Istanbul, the country’s largest city, or Ankara, its capital.  


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