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Turkey Travel Warning

Issued by U.S. Department of State

Apr 09, 2019

Reconsider travel to Turkey due to terrorism and arbitrary detentions. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.

Do not travel to:

Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Turkey. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, and other public areas. Terrorists have also previously targeted Western tourists and expatriates.

Security forces have detained tens of thousands of individuals, including U.S. citizens, for alleged affiliations with terrorist organizations based on scant or secret evidence and grounds that appear to be politically motivated. U.S. citizens have also been subject to travel bans that prevent them from departing Turkey. Participation in demonstrations not explicitly approved by the Government of Turkey, as well as criticism of the government, including on social media, can result in arrest.

The U.S. government has very limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens traveling in Batman, Bingol, Bitlis, Diyarbakir, Gaziantep, Hakkari, Hatay, Kilis, Mardin, Sanliurfa, Siirt, Sirnak, Tunceli, and Van, as the U.S. government restricts its employees from traveling to specific provinces in these regions without prior approval.

Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

If you decide to travel to Turkey:

Areas Near Syrian and Iraq Borders – Level 4: Do Not Travel

Do not travel near the Turkey/Syria and Turkey/Iraq borders due to the continued threat of civil war in Syria and threat of kidnapping and attacks by terrorist groups. Terrorist attacks, including suicide bombings, ambushes, car bomb detonations, and improvised explosive devices, as well as shootings, roadblocks, and violent demonstrations have occurred in these areas.

Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.

Last Update: Reissued with updates to the Risk Indicators.

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Debugging Information
ColdFusion Server Enterprise 9,0,2,282541
Template /trv_rd.cfm
Time Stamp 02-Jun-20 11:01 PM
Locale English (US)
User Agent CCBot/2.0 (https://commoncrawl.org/faq/)
Remote IP 173.245.54.151
Host Name 173.245.54.151


Execution Time

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53 ms 53 ms 1 /home/www/html/navtop_rdesign4.cfm
41 ms 41 ms 1 /home/www/html/navsidesbottom_rdesign4.cfm
39 ms 39 ms 1 /home/www/html/navrightmidcolumn_rdesign4.cfm
38 ms 38 ms 1 /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm
21 ms 21 ms 1 /home/www/html/leftnav_rdesign4.cfm
16 ms 16 ms 1 /home/www/html/Application.cfm
13 ms 13 ms 1 /home/www/html/navtower_rdesign4.cfm
7 ms 7 ms 1 /home/www/html/navleader_rdesign4.cfm
2 ms 2 ms 1 /home/www/html/navmeta_rdesign4.cfm
1 ms 1 ms 1 /home/www/html/bottommobilenav_rdesign4.cfm
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1 ms 0 ms 6 /home/www/html/rewritearticle.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 3 /home/www/html/boolsearch.cfm
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0 ms 0 ms 2 /home/www/html/navinjection.cfm
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0 ms 0 ms 1 /var/www/expatexchange.com/expat/ibkey.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 /var/www/expatexchange.com/expat/queries/qry_GeneralSet.cfm
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GeneralSet (Datasource=forum, Time=0ms, Records=1, Cached Query) in /var/www/expatexchange.com/expat/queries/qry_GeneralSet.cfm @ 23:01:43.043
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UpdateUserVisits (Datasource=forum, Time=15ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/Application.cfm @ 23:01:43.043
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getArticle2 (Datasource=expert, Time=0ms, Records=1, Cached Query) in /home/www/html/trv_rd.cfm @ 23:01:43.043
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UpdateImpressions (Datasource=expert, Time=12ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/trv_rd.cfm @ 23:01:43.043
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GetForums (Datasource=forum, Time=0ms, Records=154, Cached Query) in /home/www/html/navmeta_rdesign4.cfm @ 23:01:43.043
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checklog (Datasource=stats, Time=1ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navtop_rdesign4.cfm @ 23:01:43.043
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	SELECT *
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getmovingintro (Datasource=expert, Time=6ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navtop_rdesign4.cfm @ 23:01:43.043
	Select title, hitopic, hidescript, author, articles.articleID, hiimg, summary, authorurl, hpimg, topic
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checkhealthintro (Datasource=expert, Time=0ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/leftnav_rdesign4.cfm @ 23:01:43.043
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	Select *
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