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Slovaks should carefully consider travelling to Turkey

The Foreign Affairs Ministry emphasised several problematic destinations.

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The Slovak Foreign Affairs Ministry has updated its travel advisory to Turkey, stating Slovaks should consider whether it is necessary to go to certain parts of Turkey.

“With regard to the ongoing grave security situation in border areas of south-eastern Turkey related to security operations against militants from Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the ongoing conflict in Syria, we repeatedly recommend Slovak citizens to consider the necessity of travelling to Turkish cities and provinces: Adana, Hatay, Kilis, Gaziantep, Sanliurfa, Mardin, Diyarbakir, Sirnak, Tunceli, Hakkari, Siirt, Kars, Agri and Van,” the ministry stated, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

It also recommends tourists to stay at least 40 kilometres from the Turkish-Syrian and Turkish-Iraqi borders.

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At the same time the ministry called on Slovaks to think carefully about whether it is really necessary to travel to Ankara or Istanbul.

“The airports in Ankara and Istanbul are operating, but one must count on certain restrictions and delays,” the ministry added, as quoted by TASR. 

An attempted coup by a military faction in Turkey late on July 15 has resulted in violence, claiming the lives of at least 294 people, while some 1,400 people were injured. However, the situation is now stable with regard to the coup.

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