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Saturday, 25. May 2019 at 07:23 AM

Turkey Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Turkey

Turkey with its capital Ankara is a country in Asia (Western Asia), slightly larger than Texas (780,580 km²). The country is located Southeastern Europe and Southwestern Asia (that portion of Turkey west of the Bosporus is geographically part of Europe), bordering the Black Sea, between Bulgaria and Georgia, and bordering the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, between Greece and Syria. The climate can be described as temperate; hot, dry summers with mild, wet winters; harsher in interior. The landscape is high central plateau (Anatolia); narrow coastal plain; several mountain ranges. With a population of about 71.89 million citizens.

Local Situation: 3.1 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Turkey. We detected travel advisories from 7 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.7 / 5

Turkey shares a land border with 8 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Turkey), the Advisory Index is 2.7 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Syria (5), Iraq (4.6), Iran (3.3), Armenia (2), Azerbaijan (2), Georgia (2), Greece with 1.5 and Bulgaria with 1 (of 5).

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.
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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/turkey

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.
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Exercise increased caution elsewhere in Turkey, including in Ankara and Istanbul, due to the heightened threat of terrorism and the potential for civil unrest.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/turkey

Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

New Zealand government

Regional warning: This specific advisory covers a specific region.

Exercise increased caution elsewhere in Turkey, including in Ankara and Istanbul, due to the heightened threat of terrorism and the potential for civil unrest.

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

New Zealand government

Regional warning: This specific advisory covers a specific region.

Exercise increased caution elsewhere in Turkey, including in Ankara and Istanbul, due to the heightened threat of terrorism and the potential for civil unrest.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.
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The Austrian Government advises again travelling Türkei.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/tuerkei/

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.
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High degree of caution

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/turkey/

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.
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Reconsider travel to Turkey due to terrorism and arbitrary detentions. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Areas near the Syria and Iraq borders due to terrorism and kidnapping. Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Turkey. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist ...

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/turkey-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.
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Avoid non-essential travel

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: http://www.mfa.gov.cy/mfa/mfa2016.nsf/travel_en.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion wishes to inform Maltese travellers to Turkey that passengers who would like to reach the new Istanbul Airport from any part of the City are reminded to allow between an hour and an hour and a half of traveling from the main centres of Istanbul to the new Airport.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

About Turkey

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Ankara
Population about 71.89 million
Size 780580 km²
Size comparable to slightly larger than Texas
Common languages Turkish, Kurdish, , Azerbaijani, Avaric
Timezone Europe/Istanbul with UTC offset of 3 hour(s)
Currency Lira (short: TRY)
Common voltage (electricity) 230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900, 1800
International phone prefix +90
Internet Top Level Domain .tr
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 TR
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 TUR
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 792

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