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Singapore steps up security measures following Istanbul attack

by June 29, 2016 General

SINGAPORE, June 29 (Xinhua) — Singapore has stepped up security measures at checkpoints after Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport that killed 41 people and injured many others, local media reported on Wednesday.

In response to media queries, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said the country’s security agencies have stepped up checks and patrols at air, land and sea checkpoints, as well as at key transport nodes.

“We will calibrate security measures according to the threat environment,” the ministry added.

Following the deadly attack, Singapore’s leaders, include President Tony Tan Keng Yam and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have written to their Turkish counterparts respectively to convey condolences, as well as strongly condemns the terror attacks at Istanbul Ataturk Airport.