The mass closure of European consulates in Istanbul under the pretext of security concerns is intentional, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday, Report informs via Daily Sabah.

“We think that these explanations and closures are on purpose,” Cavusoglu said during a joint press conference with Argentinian counterpart Santiago Cafiero in Istanbul.

Countries should notify Turkiye if there is a terrorist threat, Cavusoglu underlined, adding they are not sharing concrete’ information or documents with Ankara.

The United States and several European nations have advised citizens not to attend mass events and to avoid tourist hotspots because of a heightened terror threat.