Photo Credit: US Embassy in Ankara, Turkey

The United States Embassy in Ankara, Turkey has announced it will not open on Monday.

The embassy is remaining closed due to a security threat, officials said.


Specific details about the threat, however, were not revealed.

Emergency services are to remain available, while interviews for visas and other routine services are being canceled until the embassy reopens.

The same embassy was targeted in 2013 by a suicide bomber who killed a Turkish security guard. A far-left terrorist group subsequently claimed responsibility for that attack.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.