Heightened security in Turkey on public transportation

Some countries have warned their citizens who are living or travelling in Turkey of credible threats to public transportation in Istanbul, particularly the Yanikapi-Taksim route, including the metro stations at Yenikapi, Taksim, Osmanbey and Haciosman and stops on the Metrobus line.

Advice For Travellers

There are reports of police searching vehicles for explosives, and there is a heightened level of security.

Travellers may want to avoid public transportation at this time and also avoid crowded areas, such as markets, or areas frequented by tourists, such as popular restaurants or bars.

Most countries advise against all travel within 10 kilometers to Turkey’s border with Syria.