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People waved flags around a statue of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, in Istanbul on 16 July, 2016, during a demonstration organised in support of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
People waved flags around a statue of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, in Istanbul on 16 July, 2016, during a demonstration organised in support of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has updated its travel bulletin on Turkey in the aftermath of a failed military putsch that claimed the lives of over 250 people on Friday, advising everyone in the country to use caution.

“The security situation is unpredictable. You should use extreme caution in the entire country and avoid large crowds and demonstrations,” it states.

Turkey's involvement in an international intervention against the Islamic State, it adds, may de-stabilise the security situation further, particularly in major cities and areas close to the borders with Iraq and Syria. “The risk of a terrorist attack cannot be ruled out,” it reminds. 

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs stated in the immediate aftermath of the failed coup on Saturday that people should avoid unnecessary travel to Turkey.

Aleksi Teivainen – HT
Photo: Daniel Mihailescu – AFP / Lehtikuva
Source: Uusi Suomi

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