Category - Turkey


Turkey: Adana: terrorist threats against US branded hotels

U.S. hotels in Adana, Turkey, could be targets of attacks -U.S. consulate The U.S. Consulate in Adana, Turkey, warned Americans on Monday that it had received specific and credible threats of potential terrorist activity targeting U.S.-branded hotels in Adana.   “U.S. citizens in Adana are advised to exercise caution when patronizing these establishments,” the consulate […]


Turkey: Three month state of emergency

The Turkish president has declared a three-month state of emergency following the failed coup. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the measure is being taken to counter threats to Turkish democracy and was not intended to curb basic freedoms. He spoke after a meeting with Cabinet ministers and top security advisers. The insurrection by some military […]


Istanbul: Car bomb in tourist district, killing 11

A car bomb ripped through a police bus in central Istanbul during the morning rush hour on Tuesday, killing 11 people and wounding 36 near the main tourist district, a major university and the mayor’s office. The car was detonated as police buses passed, Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin told reporters, in the fourth major bombing […]


Turkey: US Govt travel warning

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of State has issued a warning for travel to Turkey, based on increased threats from terrorist groups throughout Turkey and including a caution to U.S. citizens to avoid travel to southeastern Turkey. “Foreign and U.S. tourists have been explicitly targeted by international and indigenous terrorist organizations.  U.S. citizens are reminded […]


Turkey: Ankara: explosion

(CNN)[Breaking news update, published at 12:34 p.m. ET] Five people were killed and 10 others were injured in Wednesday’s explosion in Ankara, the Turkish capital, Ankara Gov. Mehmet Kiliclar said, according to Turkey’s semiofficial Anadolu news agency.  “The explosion may have been caused by a car bomb,” Kiliclar said, according to Anadolu. [Original story, published […]


Turkey: alert from UK gov: provinces: Hakkari, Sirnak, Siirt and Tunceli

Due to the high threat of terrorism we advise against all but essential travel to the provinces of Hakkari, Sirnak, Siirt and Tunceli. Visitors should remain vigilant when travelling in other provinces in south eastern Turkey. ? There is a high threat from terrorism in Turkey and a number of terrorist groups remain active in […]