ANKARA, Turkey – The US Embassy in Turkey sid six US army post office personnel have been quarantined after handling a package containing a powdery substance at Istanbul's main airport on Friday.
US Embassy Spokeswoman Deborah Guido said the six were quarantined pending laboratory results to determine whether the powder is a dangerous substance, such as anthrax. The results are expected Saturday.
Guido said a health team has decontaminated the area and the six are being administered antibiotics as a precaution at a hospital in Istanbul.
The personnel deliver US diplomatic mail in Turkey.