Last updated: May 7, 2018 10:34 ET
Still valid: May 9, 2018 04:08 ET
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Turkey - Exercise a high degree of caution
Exercise a high degree of caution in Turkey due to crime, the threat of terrorist attacks and ongoing demonstrations throughout the country.
Avoid all travel to within 10 km of the border with Syria, due to a deteriorating security situation.
Avoid non-essential travel to the south-eastern provinces of Hakkari, Siirt, Sirnak, Mardin, Sanliurfa, Gaziantep, Kilis, Tunceli, Batman, Mus, Diyarbakir, Elazig, Bingol, Bitlis, Van, and Hatay, due to an unpredictable security situation.
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