THE Philippine Embassy in Turkey warned Filipinos in Turkey to be vigilant following the suicide attack on government buildings in Ankara.
Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Eduardo de Vega said based on the report of Consul General Jed Dayang, there were no Filipinos casualties or affected by the suicide attack.
“Kaugnay ng nangyaring insidente sa Ankara, pinapayuhan ng Pasuguan ng Pilipinas ang ating mga kababayan na maging alerto at sundan ang mga balita upang masiguro ang kaligtasan,” the Philippine Embassy said in its post on Facebook Sunday.
A bomb exploded in front of the Turkish Interior Ministry in the capital Ankara Sunday. Authorities said it was a terrorist attack perpetrated by two suicide bombers. Two police officers were wounded.
A few hours after the bomb attack, multiple suspicious packages and bags were “detonated in a controlled manner.”
Filipinos in Turkey who need assistance may reach the Embassy at 053-45772344, or through firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are around 5,000 Filipinos in Turkey, 810 of whom are based in Ankara. Most of the Filipinos in Ankara are household service workers or married to Turkish nationals.