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US warns Americans in Turkey of 'imminent terrorist' attacks 

The US Embassy in Ankara updated its previous security alert warning its nationals against potential "retaliatory attacks" in response to Quran-burning protests in Europe. 
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The US diplomatic mission in Turkey updated its previous security alert for Americans in Turkey on Monday, warning its nationals of a “possible imminent” attack on Westerners in response to Quran-burning protests in Europe over the past few weeks. 

“The US government cautions its citizens of possible imminent retaliatory attacks by terrorists against churches, synagogues and diplomatic missions in Istanbul or other places Westerners frequent, especially in the Beyoglu, Galata, Taksim, and Istiklal areas,” the embassy said, naming Istanbul’s popular touristic neighborhoods.

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