Suicide bombing kills at least 50 people in Turkey

A suicide bombing targeted a wedding in the Akdere neighbourhood of Sahin Bey district of Gaziantep, close to the Syrian border. More than 50 people were killed.

Advice For Travellers

Some countries advise citizens against all travel to within 10 km of the border with Syria.

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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