Four IS members 'preparing to attack' United States embassy arrested in Turkey

US Embassy in Ankara, Turkey Will be Closed Monday Due to Security Threat

Turkey police force has detained 12 suspected Islamic State extremists amid ongoing crackdown and closure of USA embassy.

The Anadolu Agency said police detained four Iraqi nationals in connection with the threat against the embassy.

The Ankara governor's office said late Sunday it increased its security due to the threat of "terrorist actions" where US citizens are located.

The Ankara governor's office said in a statement that it had taken "extra security measures" after U.S. sources provided Turkish intelligence with information on the possibility of terror attacks against the embassy and American homes. Two of them were detained on a bus at a security check on a highway linking the Black Sea port of Samsun to Ankara.

"The Embassy will announce its reopening, once it resumes services", the statement read.

Police are in search of other suspects, the source added.

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"Heighten your personal security posture and awareness if you choose to visit popular tourist sites, shopping malls, shopping districts, and sports and entertainment venues", the security alert said.

On March 5, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ said USA consulates in Turkey were "operating as normal".

Police reportedly confiscated digital material after raiding the houses of the terrorists.

According to the statement, they are suspected of trying to recruit members for the extremist group and were allegedly in contact with people in "conflict zones".

Though Daesh lost many strongholds in Iraq and Syria, a controversial deal between Daesh militants and Syrian groups linked to the PKK, a major terrorist group that carries out attacks in Turkey, helped their safe evacuation from Raqqa, Syria.

"We appreciate the continuing strong support we receive from the Turkish national police and Turkish security services in making our facilities as safe as possible", the spokesman said. In 2013, a suicide bomber attacked conducted an attack, killing himself and a Turkish security guard. A lone gunman killed 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub during New Year's Eve celebrations.

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