Behind the scenes: how the crisis in Turkey was handled, in Ottawa and abroad

When a crisis breaks out across the globe, Canadian officials in Ottawa and in diplomatic missions on the ground around the world spring into action, as was the case recently in Turkey.

The 24/7 Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa: from left to right: José Valencia, information and coordination manager; Alex Grégoire-Denicourt, management consular officer trainee (behind him is Lydia Shemeluck, management consular officer trainee; and Angela Tilk, logistics officer); Bertrand Renaud, emergency planning officer; Jean-Pierre Sadek, acting deputy director of the travel information program; François Lafond, director of emergency operations and planning; Patricia Fortier, acting assistant deputy minister for consular, emergency management, security and legal; and Caroline Warnock, a watch and security manager. The Hill Times Photograph by Laura Ryckewaert

PUBLISHED :Monday, July 25, 2016 12:00 AM

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