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ANKARA (Reuters) - France has closed its embassy in the Turkish capital Ankara and its consulate general in Istanbul until further notice due to security concerns, the embassy said in a statement on Wednesday.

"The embassy of France in Ankara, as well as the consulate general in Istanbul will be closed from Wednesday July 13, 1 p.m. (1000 GMT), until further notice," it said.

The consulate general in Istanbul had earlier said that information pointed to a "serious threat" against plans to celebrate the July 14 National Day. Those celebrations have also been cancelled, it said.

(Writing by Ece Toksabay; Editing by David Dolan)


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