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White Powder Found in Tel Aviv Turkish Embassy

Suspicious substance possibly linked to threatening letters of last week.

By: Dan Verbin

Published: September 20th, 2010 in News » Israel

White Powder Found in Tel Aviv Turkish Embassy

An envelope full of a suspicious white powder was discovered by workers at Turkey’s embassy in Tel Aviv, Israeli police stated.

The letter was similar to a series of suspect packages that were mailed to other embassies a week ago.

Micky Rosenfeld, a police spokesperson, told the Associated Press that embassy staff contacted police on Monday after they found the letter containing the powder. The substance proved not to be toxic.

After police were alerted, rescue services, including a firefighting unit specializing in handling toxic substances, arrived at the scene.

Ynetreported that embassy workers found the letter around noon, the time when they generally open the mail bags. Embassy security is thought to have called the police.

Police are investigating whether there is a link to threatening letters marked with swastikas and containing an unknown white powder received by the U.S., Spanish and Swedish embassies in Tel Aviv on September 14.

Two of the employees who opened the envelopes at the U.S. embassy were put into isolation as a precaution, said Israeli police. The power turned out to be non-poisonous. Workers did not complain of any symptoms after coming into contact with the powder, Israeli Army Radio reported.

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