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US Warns of ‘Credible Threats' in Tourist Areas of Turkey

Impacting Travel | Amy Coyne Bredeson | April 09, 2016

US Warns of ‘Credible Threats' in Tourist Areas of Turkey

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Almost two weeks after the Pentagon ordered families of U.S. military members to leave southern Turkey, the U.S. warned its citizens who are visiting tourist areas of Turkey to use “extreme caution,” USA Today reported. 

The warning came Saturday, citing “credible threats” in tourist areas, the newspaper said.

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The U.S. Consulate in Istanbul issued an emergency message stating that public squares and docks in Istanbul and the resort destination of Antalya in southwestern Turkey are particularly concerning, according to USA Today. No other details were included in the message.

Since July, six major bombings have killed more than 200 people in Turkey, the Associated Press reported. 

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A Feb. 17 car bombing killed at least 30 people in Ankara, and a March 19 suicide attack killed five people, including two U.S. citizens, in a well-known shopping area in Istanbul, USA Today said.


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