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Suspicious powder sent to western consulates in Istanbul officials

Oct 25, 2014    

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Packets of an unidentified yellow powder were sent to five western consulates in Istanbul on Friday, officials said, prompting security alerts following two militant attacks in Canada this week.Consulates of the United States, Canada, France, Germany and Belgium received suspicious packages, the officials said. It was not immediately clear what the powder was and Turkish officials said results of tests on them were due on Monday. Sixteen people were hospitalised as a precaution from three different embassies, including 10 from the Canadian consulate, the Turkish Ministry o...

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