REFILE--Canadian consulate in Istanbul gets package containing yellow powder- Turkish disaster body

by Reuters
Friday, 24 October 2014 12:25 GMT

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ISTANBUL, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Turkish authorities on Friday launched an investigation after an unidentified yellow powder was found in a package sent to the Canadian consulate in Istanbul.

"The letter containing a yellow substance was examined in line with regular procedures," Turkey's disaster management agency, AFAD, said in a statement.

One Canadian consulate employee came directly into contact with the suspicious package and six others had indirect exposure, the statement said.

The German and Belgian consulates also received similar packages containing the yellow powder, Turkish media reported. (Reporting by Ece Toksabay, editing by Jonny Hogg, Larry King)

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