Islamist militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant have taken over the Turkish consulate in the northern Iraq city of Mosul.
Efforts are under way to ensure the safety of diplomatic staff, two Turkish government sources told Reuters.
The Foreign Secretary has been clear on the threat of Isis, but he has ruled out the prospect of any UK military involvement in the crisis.
Iraq’s foreign minister, Hoshyar Zebari, is a natural diplomat. Polite, immaculately dressed, and blessed with a great memory.
Isis has paraded military equipment in Mosul it captured from when the Iraqi army fled in what some see as a "nightmare scenario."