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Americans in Turkey Warned of More Attacks

U.S. officials on Thursday advised Americans in Turkey that there could be more attacks against American and Western interests in the country. There was no admonition to leave Turkey or avoid travel there, and the U.S. consulate remained open in Istanbul, where truck bombs were exploded at a London-based bank and at the British consulate. There were no known U.S. casualties in the two blasts, State Department deputy spokesman Adam Ereli said. Americans in the city were advised to stay away from the bomb sites because of the possibility of fires, gas line explosions, and collapsing buildings. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage offered Britain emergency use of the former U.S. consulate in Istanbul, which was vacated when a new consulate was built. The United States had no information more attacks were imminent after the bombing of two synagogues in Istanbul on Saturday, Ereli said. Under law, he said, Americans would have been alerted to a potential threat. Full Story

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