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Apr 9, 2016

U.S. Embassy warns citizens about 'credible threats' in Turkey

The United States warned its citizens on Saturday about "credible threats" to tourist areas in Turkey, particularly in Istanbul and the southwest coastal resort of Antalya. Turkey has been hit by four suicide bombings already this year, the most recent one last month in Istanbul. ...

/ Jan 7, 2016

Turkish men arrested over October brawl near embassy

Police on Thursday arrested two Turkish men, one an ethnic Kurd, for allegedly beating two police officers and obstructing their duties during a brawl last October that broke out near the Turkish Embassy in Tokyo. Demolition laborers Bayav Ercan, a 33-year-old from Aichi Prefecture, and ...

/ Aug 31, 2015

Foreign Ministry seeks funding for eight new missions

The Foreign Ministry on Monday requested a 10.4 percent rise in its budget for fiscal 2016, partly to fund the opening of eight new diplomatic missions abroad. To bolster Japan's diplomatic clout, the ministry's request of ¥756.8 billion includes establishing embassies in four countries — ...

Turkey closes Yemen embassy after telling citizens to leave

Feb 17, 2015

Turkey closes Yemen embassy after telling citizens to leave

Turkey has closed its embassy in Yemen, the Foreign Ministry in Ankara said on Monday, the latest of a number of foreign powers to withdraw their diplomats as the country's civil conflict worsens. The ambassador and other embassy staff had returned to Turkey, a Foreign ...

Japan evacuates diplomats from Yemen and closes embassy

Feb 16, 2015

Japan evacuates diplomats from Yemen and closes embassy

Japan closed its embassy in Sanaa on Sunday due to a worsening security situation in Yemen, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday. Ambassador Katsuyoshi Hayashi and four embassy officials have now left the country, the ministry said. Some of the staff will continue to provide embassy ...