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Turkish Police Play Down Attack Warning

Turkish police played down a warning sent to companies in Istanbul on the risk of terror attacks over Christmas, describing it as a routine precaution that required their vigilance. Business sources said Tuesday they had received a written warning from police that spoke of possible attacks on Israeli or U.S. targets mirroring last month’s deadly blasts in the city that killed 61 people and wounded hundreds. The warning named one of Istanbul’s main shopping malls. In a statement obtained by Reuters Wednesday, Istanbul police said: “Intelligence aimed at preventing possible attacks in our city has been sent to our security units with a view to increasing their vigilance and sensitivity…” “Such intelligence has been sent regularly since the November events,” it said, referring to the suicide truck bomb attacks on Jewish and British targets on November 15 and 20. Full Story

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