Bomb blasts in Turkey kill 6 and wound at least 219 people

Two explosions targeted police stations in Turkey today. One explosion occurred in the town of Elazig and the other in Van. Both civilians and police officers were among the dead and injured. Today’s attacks follow a blast on Monday in Diyarbakir that killed eight people.

Advice For Travellers

With respect to personal safety and security in Turkey, be cautious and vigilant in your surroundings. The security situation in Turkey is potentially volatile. The terrorist threat is high. Turkish police have been attacked almost daily by the PKK since a ceasefire collapsed in 2015. Avoid areas around police or security force installations. Also, a state of emergency has been in place since the attempted coup in July 2016.

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