Kanga

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Issued 29th October

29-10-2016 21:12 PM GMT
Latest Update: Summary - On 29 October, the US Department of State ordered the departure of family members of employees posted to the US Consulate General in Istanbul due to security information indicating extremist groups continue aggressive efforts to attack US citizens in Istanbul. British diplomatic missions in Turkey continue to operate as normal. You should remain vigilant and monitor travel advice
 

stuart

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Is that to stop them attacking people or being attacked ? :thumbup:
 

Kanga

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Issued today 24/11/16

Turkey travel advice
24-11-2016 09:50 AM GMT
Latest update: Summary - on 24 November 2016, a bomb exploded near the Governor’s office in Adana; you should remain vigilant and follow the advice of the local authorities
 

Kanga

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Issued today.

Turkey travel advice
22-12-2016 17:10 PM GMT
Latest update: Summary – be alert to your surroundings and remain vigilant in crowded places popular with foreign nationals, including during festival periods such as Christmas and New Year
 

Kanga

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Latest:

Turkey travel advice
01-01-2017 00:27 AM GMT
Latest update: Summary Section - following reports of a serious incident at the Reina nightclub in the Ortakoy district of Istanbul on 1 January, you should follow the advice of local authorities and remain vigilant. We are in contact with the local authorities and seeking further information.
 

Kanga

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. . .and again,

Turkey travel advice
01-01-2017 10:09 AM GMT
Latest Update: Summary - On 1 January 2017, there was an attack on the Reina nightclub in Ortakoy, Istanbul, causing a large number of casualties. There is an ongoing police operation in Istanbul as a result of the attack, and the attacker may still be at large. You should exercise vigilance and caution at this time, and follow the advice and instructions of the security authorities.
 

Kanga

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Update issued today. Presumably to tie in with the 90 day extension to the current S o E which was due to expire later this month

Turkey travel advice
13-01-2017 12:40 PM GMT
Latest update: Summary – updated visitor numbers; Safety and security section (Political situation) - if you’re a dual British/Turkish national, you should check with the Directorate General of Migration Management (DGMM) if you believe there may be restrictions or additional requirements for travel as a result of the state of emergency
 

Carolyn

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Given the choice between Trump and South Eastern Turkey I'd opt for the latter Martin.
 

Kanga

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A reaction feared or expected following the summit in Kazakhstan, perhaps?
 

Kanga

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Turkey travel advice
14-02-2017 15:33 PM GMT
Latest update: Summary – a series of earthquakes of magnitudes up to 5.3 occurred between 6 and 12 February 2017 south west of Canakkale (Gallipoli)
 

oldfogy

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>5.3earthquake warning

Turkey travel advice
14-02-2017 15:33 PM GMT
Mabe old news for some but here it is anyway.

Latest update: Summary – a series of earthquakes of magnitudes up to 5.3 occurred between 6 and 12 February 2017 south west of Canakkale (Gallipoli)

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Kanga

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Turkey travel advice
27-02-2017 15:55 PM GMT
Latest update: Summary – campaigning has started in Turkey ahead of a national referendum on 16 April 2017; you should avoid all rallies and demonstrations
 

Kanga

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Issued 21st March.

Turkey travel advice
21-03-2017 17:54 PM GMT
Latest update: Summary – there’s a heightened risk of terrorist attack against aviation; the UK government has decided to implement additional security measures for flights departing to the UK from a number of countries including Turkey in the coming days but no later than 25 March 2017; you should co-operate fully with security officials; if you need more information about how this may affect your flight, contact your airline or travel company.
 

IbrahimAbi

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Issued 21st March.

Turkey travel advice
21-03-2017 17:54 PM GMT
Latest update: Summary – there’s a heightened risk of terrorist attack against aviation; the UK government has decided to implement additional security measures for flights departing to the UK from a number of countries including Turkey in the coming days but no later than 25 March 2017; you should co-operate fully with security officials; if you need more information about how this may affect your flight, contact your airline or travel company.

Not exactly explicit is it? Does not mention electronic devices at all, it leaves the onus on the passenger to contact a very busy airline to find out anything at all. But it does cover their @rses.
 

Kanga

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This is a later issue, again it's not precise but if there was too much information maybe potential terrorists could work out the source of the info.


Turkey travel advice
22-03-2017 23:16 PM GMT
Summary - There is a heightened risk of terrorism against aviation and the UK government has decided to implement additional security measures from direct flights which continute to depart to the UK from Turkey which will be put in place in the coming days and by Saturday 25th March at the latest
 

Spurs

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Your updates are appreciated Kanga.
 
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Kanga

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No problem, happy to help.
 

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