Con­sulate warns US ho­tels could be at­tacked

The Myanmar Times - - World -

THE United States warned its cit­i­zens of a po­ten­tial se­cu­rity threat tar­get­ing US-branded ho­tels in south­ern Turkey, a US con­sulate said.

The con­sulate in south­ern Adana prov­ince said “it has ob­tained spe­cific and cred­i­ble threats of po­ten­tial ter­ror­ist ac­tiv­ity tar­get­ting USbranded ho­tels in Adana”.

It ad­vised US cit­i­zens in Adana “to ex­er­cise cau­tion when pa­tro­n­is­ing these es­tab­lish­ments”.

Adana hosts In­cir­lik air base – used by the US-led coali­tion for air strikes against the Is­lamic State group in Syria.

The US em­bassy last week warned of the risk of a ter­ror at­tack in an­other Turk­ish city of Gaziantep close to the Syr­ian bor­der on busi­nesses fre­quented by Western­ers, in­clud­ing the pop­u­lar cof­fee chain Star­bucks.

Turkey has been the tar­get of a string of at­tacks blamed on Kur­dish mil­i­tants or the IS group.

A sui­cide bomb­ing at a Kur­dish wed­ding in Gaziantep last month killed 57 peo­ple, 34 of them chil­dren, and was blamed by Turk­ish au­thor­i­ties on IS ji­hadists. –

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