Amid the increasing threat of an assault by ISIL, Ankara moved soldiers and a historic mausoleum from a Turkish enclave to a Kurdish-controlled region of Syria.
Turkish forensic officers prepare to remove a vehicle parked in front of the US Consulate in Istanbul on February 27th. Istanbul police detained one man in front of the consulate after he threatened to detonate a bomb he said he was carrying. Explosives experts searched the man and found he was not carrying a bomb. [AFP]