Turkish parliament evacuated over reports terror attack imminent
Turkey’s parliament has been evacuated over reports an attack was imminent – just days after the country was plunged into chaos by an attempted coup.
The building in Ankara was put into lock-down over the terror fears. Security was immediately stepped up and the gates were slammed shut after the alert was made early this afternoon.
Ziya Pir of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party wrote on Twitter: “We were notified of an attack,the Meclis [parliament] is being evacuated.”
Police have now said the warning turned out to be a false alarm.
However, no more explanation has been given. Police are said to be investigating what happened.
The country remains on a high state of alert