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DFA: Filipinos in Turkey safe, advised to stay indoors

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 11:57 AM July 16, 2016

The government on Saturday advised Filipinos in Turkey to stay indoors amid the coup attempt that has killed dozens of people.

“They (Filipinos) were advised by the embassy to stay home. The embassy continues to monitor the situation closely,” foreign affairs spokesman Charles Jose said in a statement.

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Reports said the coup attempt in Turkey has left at least 42 dead.

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But Jose said all the 3,500 Filipinos there were safe.

“According to the embassy in Ankara, there are about 3,500 Filipinos in Turkey and all of them are safe,” he said.

READ: Turkish officials say coup attempt appears to have failed

In a separate statement, Malacañang said the government was closely monitoring the developments as they assured that the Philippine embassy has already reached out to the Filipinos there.

“The government is monitoring and our embassy has already talked to the Filipinos there,” Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar told reporters in a text message. CDG

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