TERRORISM IN TURKEY: GOVERNMENTS UPDATE ASSESSMENTS AND TRAVEL ADVISORIES

 

editorial-8340-8341-pro-link-global-immigration-dispatch-turkey-belgium-germany-ireland-israel-netherlands-madagascar_7259_t12A spate of acts of terrorism in Turkey in 2016, including in the capital, Ankara, and Istanbul, in addition to warnings from the Turkish government, has led a number of foreign governments to review their advisories for the country. On 28 March, the Israeli authorities urged Israeli nationals to avoid travelling to Turkey, and for those in Turkey to consider departing. The Israeli advisory change was in light of a 19 March attack in Istanbul, which killed a number of people, including three Israeli nationals. The advisory also followed shortly after the Turkish security forces stated that Islamic State (IS) militants were planning attacks against Christian and Jewish interests in the country. They specifically identified Easter Sunday (27 March) as a potential high-risk day. There were no attacks on the day.

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