Security alert for Turkey

The U.S. government has warned its citizens of increased risk of terrorist attacks in Turkey and has placed restrictions on official travel for U.S. government employees to Istanbul.

Advice For Travellers

It is recommended that travellers carefully consider their need to travel to Turkey at this time. Avoid any travel to southeast Turkey due to the unstable safety and security situation.

Attacks could occur in areas where tourists congregate, police and military facilities, government installations, shopping areas, restaurants and bars, religious sites, etc. Anyone travelling to Turkey should exercise caution and always be alert in one’s surroundings.