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Embassy warns Indonesians in Ankara to remain alert

  • Arif Gunawan Sulistiyono
    Arif Gunawan Sulistiyono

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Sat, July 16, 2016 | 10:47 am
Embassy warns Indonesians in Ankara  to remain alert People attempt to stop tanks in Ankara, Turkey. Turkey's armed forces said it had "fully seized control" of the country on Friday. The president responded by calling on Turks to take to the streets in a show of support for the government. (Associated Press/Burhan Ozbilici)

The Embassy of the Republic Indonesia in Ankara, Turkey, has warned all Indonesian citizens in the country remain alert and to monitor the situation following an attempted military coup in the country.

The embassy has yet report any Indonesian casualties.

According to an official letter dated July 16, the Embassy of the Republic Indonesia in Ankara called on Indonesian citizens to stay at home, avoid public areas and “always carry personal identity such as a passport or Ikamet” when leaving the house.

The embassy also reminded Indonesians to keep communication channels open with other Indonesians in the country.

Turkish officials claimed on Saturday morning that the government appeared to have repelled an attempted military coup following a night of explosions, air battles and gunfire across the capital which left at least 17 dead, according to state-run media CNN Turk. (ags)