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Saturday, October 29

"U.S. Orders Family Members to Leave Consulate in Istanbul"

NBC News
Phil Helsel
7:36 PM EDT - October 29, 2016

The State Department has ordered family members of employees at the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul to leave amid fears of extremist groups targeting Americans and neighborhoods where they reside.

The State Department in an advisory Saturday also warned Americans in the country to take caution, and said extremist groups have threatened to kill or kidnap U.S. citizens and Westerners.

The U.S. Consulate in Istanbul remains open. The order does not apply to other U.S. diplomatic posts in the country.

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