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Turkish Official Says No Threat to Kill Obama

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - A Turkish official says an anonymous
e-mail led police to detain a man about an alleged plot to kill
President Barack Obama in Turkey.
The official close to police operations in Turkey says the tip
was "a hoax" and was traced back to an IP address in the U.S.
The man -- a Turkish national -- was arrested two days before
Obama arrived in Turkey. He's since been released.
In the official's words: "There was nothing serious."
U.S. Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan said Monday the
president was never in any immediate danger. White House spokesman
Robert Gibbs, who was with Obama in Istanbul on Tuesday, declined
to comment on the incident.


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