Berlin: Turkish president speech delayed after bomb threat

September 19, 2011 20:56

BERLIN - Police temporarily evacuated an area of central Berlin y on Monday where Turkish President Abdullah Gul was to give a speech due to a bomb threat, police said.

"There was a threat called in regarding the Humboldt University where the Turkish president was to give a speech, which we took seriously and thus evacuated the area," Berlin police spokesman Michael Gassen said.Some 50 demonstrators from Kurdish rights groups held a protest near the university on Berlin's main Unter den Linden thoroughfare, where Gul had been scheduled to hold a speech on Europe at 4:00 GMT.

Police at the scene were allowing people to return to the university shortly after 5:15 GMT.

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