Suspect anthrax parcel discovered at Istanbul airport

Unidentified powder found in a cargo packet resulted in an anthrax scare at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport here on Friday.

Six Americans and one Turk working for NATO at the airport have been quarantined in an Istanbul hospital, according to a report by Dogan News Agency.

The report said an American soldier received cargo that was shipped over from the U.S., when he encountered a packet containing a white powder.

The Americans notified the Ataturk airport’s administration asking for assistance, and doctors of the Health Ministry immediately took action, the report said.

The parcel containing the potential anthrax is being investigated and the vehicle carrying the potential anthrax has also been isolated, according to the report.

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