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U.S. Embassy in Ankara to Reopen Wednesday after the Security Threat

The U.S. Embassy in Ankara will reopen on Wednesday and will provide all regular services, a spokesman said, after the mission was closed for two days due to a security threat, reported Reuters. 

"The U.S. Embassy in Ankara will be operating as normal and providing all regular services on Wednesday, March 7 onwards," embassy spokesman David Gainer.

US Embassy confirms call to key coup attempt figure in line with cooperation with Turkish officials

The United States Embassy to Turkey has confirmed the occurrence of a call from the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul to a phone belonging to fugitive coup attempt suspect Adil Öksüz on July 21, 2016, as stated in an indictment prepared by a Turkish court. The embassy said the call was part of law enforcement cooperation with Turkish officials to stop Öksüz from fleeing the country. 

Turkey detains over 2,500 ISIL members over three years

Turkey has captured more than 2,627 members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), including 837 foreign nationals, over the past three years, the state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.

Having added ISIL to the official list of terrorist organizations in 2013, Turkish security forces have since detained 2,627 suspected ISIL members in anti-terror operations.

'Strong support' received from Turkey on foreign fighters: UK envoy

British Ambassador to Turkey Richard Moore and Turkish National Police Chief Celalettin Lekesiz have met to discuss support between the two countries on foreign fighters and terrorist threats.

Tweeting about the meeting, Moore said Lekesiz had offered "strong support" in combatting foreign fighters and also the exchange of information on terrorist threats. 

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