U.S. Department of State Travel Warning: Turkey – June 27, 2016

The U.S. Department of State issued a new travel warning for Turkey on June 27, 2016, one day before the Istanbul Airport bombings.

“The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of increased threats from terrorist groups throughout Turkey and to avoid travel to southeastern Turkey. This replaces the Travel Warning dated March 29, 2016.

Foreign and U.S. tourists have been explicitly targeted by international and indigenous terrorist organizations. As stated in the Worldwide Caution dated March 3, 2016, throughout Europe extremists have targeted large sporting events, theatres, open markets, aviation services, transportation systems, and public venues where people congregate as well as religious sites and high-profile events. U.S. citizens are reminded to review personal security plans and remain vigilant at all times.”

Read the full travel warning online here: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings/turkey-travel-warning.html