US follows Israel in issuing travel warning to Turkey

By JPOST.COM STAFF
April 9, 2016 16:26

One day after the National Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Bureau released a statement warning Israelis at home and abroad to avoid travel to Turkey, the US Consulate in Istanbul released its owned statement warning of "credible threats against tourists."

"The US Mission in Turkey would like to inform US citizens that there are credible threats to tourist areas, in particular to public squares and docks in Istanbul and Antalya," the statements reads.

"Please exercise extreme caution if you are in the vicinity of such areas. For your safety, we urge you to monitor local media," the warning added.

Last month, three Israelis and one Iranian national were killed when a suicide bomber killed himself in a busy shopping district in central Istanbul. Thirty-six people, including 11 Israelis were also injured in the attack.

On March 28, Israel upgraded its advisory regarding Turkey, recommending that not only should Israelis not travel to the country, but that Israelis already there should leave immediately.


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