TURKEY: Six packets of suspicious yellow powder sent to several Western consulates in Istanbul

The Turkish Ministry of Health has said initial findings indicate that there is no trace of a biological agent in yellow powder that was sent to five İstanbul consulates general on Friday, adding that further tests are being conducted.

Today’s Zaman  Suspicious envelopes were found at the US, Belgian, Canadian, French and German consulates general in İstanbul on Friday, prompting units from the Prime Ministry’s Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate (AFAD) to conduct detailed searches of the buildings. More than a dozen consulate employees who were in contact with the substance were put under medical observation as a precaution.