Turkey – Smartraveller advice

July 17, 2016 10:10 am

Current Advice Level: High degree of caution Latest update: The attempted coup in Turkey has failed and the situation is normalising. Localised military activity continues. You should continue to avoid unnecessary travel, large gatherings and demonstrations. Ataturk and Sabiha Gokcen international airports in Istanbul, and Esenboga airport in Ankara, have...

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Martial Law, Curfew Imposed in Turkey Amid Coup Attempt

July 15, 2016 10:59 pm

A coup was attempted in Turkey Friday with the military taking over state TV there, imposing martial law and a curfew and reportedly attacking the police headquarters in the capital of Ankara, according to American and foreign officials. It was not clear who was behind the attempted coup and reports...

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Turkey – Smartraveller advice

July 15, 2016 10:22 pm

Current Advice Level: High degree of caution Latest update: There have been unconfirmed reports of an attempted military coup in Turkey.  There are reports of unauthorised military movements in Ankara and Istanbul and gunfire. Bridges across the Bosphorous in Istanbul are closed. Airport operations have been disrupted, including at Istanbul’s...

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How safe is your next trip? Map reveals Turkey, France and Germany among countries at ‘high risk’

June 30, 2016 5:45 am

Experts have called for a worldwide rethink on airport security following the suicide bombings at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport. The demands reflect the increased likelihood of terror attacks throughout Europe, with seven countries across the continent considered ‘high risk’ by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, as a new map...

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Turkey: Travel Advisories Update

June 29, 2016 11:12 am

Current Advice Level: High degree of caution Change Summary: Reports of explosions at Attaturk International Airport in Istanbul. The airport is closed. Follow the advice of local authorities and exercise heightened vigilance across Turkey at this time.  If you are concerned about the welfare of friends and family you should...

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Five-storey building collapses in central Istanbul

February 12, 2016 1:55 pm

A five-storey building has collapsed in dramatic fashion in the centre of Istanbul, but Turkish authorities say that no one was believed to be trapped under the rubble. The building collapsed on Friday in a street near Istanbul’s pedestrian Istiklal Avenue, a main shopping district in the popular Taksim area....

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Istanbul bomb was attack on Turkey and its tourism

January 13, 2016 6:24 am

The blast in Istanbul was a strike on the Turkish people and its tourism with at least eight German tourists killed as they enjoyed a New Year holiday. Authorities say they foiled an attack in November and another at New Year but the attack today shows that the country has...

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