Suspicious Substance Reported At Canadian Consulate In Istanbul

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ISTANBUL, Oct 24 – Turkish authorities are investigating a suspicious substance at the Canadian Consulate in Istanbul, and unspecified security incidents also are being investigated at two other foreign consulates in Turkey’s largest city, the country’s emergency management agency said Friday. Authorities are investigating incidents at the German and Belgian consulates in Istanbul, as well as the suspicious substance at the Canadian facility, the emergency management agency said, without specifying what is happening at the first two locations.

Canadian officials reported receiving a letter containing an unknown yellow substance Friday, Turkey’s semiofficial Anadolu news agency reported. One person was directly exposed to the substance, and five people may have been indirectly exposed, but no one was exhibiting alarming reactions, an agency representative said.

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