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Newsline: Canadian embassy and consulate in Turkey open for assistance

The Canadian embassy in Ankara and consulate in Istanbul will be open as usual Monday, the office of Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion said. The government is advising Canadians in Turkey to remain indoors, limit their movements and avoid crowds and public gatherings, as the situation in the country is still fluid. Mr. Dion’s office said there are about 1,535 Canadians currently registered in Turkey, but said that number could be higher as not everyone registers when they travel. While the government has received more than 600 inquiries from Canadians either in Turkey or with family in Turkey, Mr. Dion’s office said there were no reports of Canadians detained, injured or killed in the coup attempt. Staff in Turkey, including the ambassador, have been working around the clock during the weekend.



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