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British missions to move to safer sites after Turkey attack

Britain plans to move many embassies and consulates to safer sites as it reviews security in the wake of a November bomb attack on a British mission in Turkey, a leading British newspaper said. The British Foreign Office will spend hundreds of millions of pounds over the next five to ten years relocating embassies and consulates that cannot be protected from lorries or cars packed with explosives, The Guardian said. Work began before Christmas on two consulates in Morocco, in Tangiers and Casablanca, which are already being moved because of security fears, it said. Thirty people, including British consul-general Roger Short, perished in two simultaneous suicide car bombings in Istanbul — Turkey’s largest city — which also targeted an office of the British-based HSBC bank. Full Story

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