UK warns its citizens to avoid traveling to Turkey

Turkey's dictator Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Amina Erdogan

LONDON (ANF) – The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advised against all travel to within 10 km of the border with Syria and to the city of Diyarbakir.

The FCO advised against all but essential travel to:

– the remaining areas of Sirnak, Mardin, Sanliurfa, Gaziantep, Diyarbakir, Kilis and Hatay provinces

– the provinces of Siirt, Tunceli and Hakkari

The updated foreign travel advice stated that; “Additional security measures may apply to flights departing from Turkey to the UK. You should co-operate fully with security officials.”

Remarking that the situation has calmed following an attempted coup on 15 to 16 July 2016, the travel advice said; “But the security environment remains potentially volatile and a state of emergency is in place.”

The U.S. has also indicated Turkey as a third category “risky country” in terms of security recently, and warned its citizens to reconsider their travel to Turkey.