Turkey detains 4 for plotting against British, German embassies

Ankara/Berlin—Turkish authorities detained four people in an investigation into a potential threat against British and German diplomatic missions but found no links to any terrorist groups, a Turkish official said on Friday.
The investigation was prompted by intelligence about a potential Islamic State plot against the embassies, the official said.
“Four people were detained in relation to a potential act against the two embassies. Security remains at the highest level. We continue to cooperate closely and share information with the foreign missions,” the official said.
Three of the suspects were detained in the capital Ankara and one of them in Istanbul, state-run Anadolu Agency said.
Britain shut its embassy in Ankara on Friday for what its foreign office said were security reasons, without giving further details..—Reuters

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