Turkey is keeping 24 people under observation at clinics after a suspicious powder was sent to five consulates in Istanbul, the health ministry says.

The consulates targeted represent countries involved in the coalition fighting against Islamic State (IS) jihadists.

Previously, Turkish officials had said that 16 people had been hospitalised after the yellow powder was delivered to the consulates on Friday.

The nature of the substance is being examined by experts from the country’s disaster management agency AFAD.

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