A spokesman for Canary Wharf has confirmed that security has been stepped up around HSBC's London headquarters building following the death of bank staff in terrorist attrocities in Turkey on Thursday.
The bank has confirmed that several of its staff have been killed in two attacks in Istanbul. 40 were also injured following the bomb blasts. Group chief executive, Stephen Green, said: A number of our colleagues are in a seriously critical condition and several have tragically lost their lives......All our thoughts are with our colleagues and their family in Turkey'.
All firms with operations in Turkey are said to be reviewing their security and some may even decide to pull out from the country if the bombings continue. At least 26 people were killed and nearly 450 wounded Thursday when truck bombs exploded at the UK consulate's office and the HSBC local HQ building.
Credit Suisse, Commerzbank, Standard Bank, Citigroup, ING and Deutsche Bank have all confirmed that all their staff in Istanbul are fine and accounted for.
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