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Tuesday, 23. July 2019 at 07:28 AM

Turkey Travel Advisory

Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Turkey

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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)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Turkey from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.1 out of 5.0.

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

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.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Ankara
Population about 71.89 million
Size 780.580 km²
Size comparable to slightly larger than Texas
Common languages tr-TR,ku,diq,az,av
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

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Turkey is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • air pollution
  • concern for oil spills from increasing Bosporus ship traffic
  • deforestation
  • particularly in urban areas
  • water pollution from dumping of chemicals and detergents

Natural hazzards

  • flooding
  • landslides
  • limited volcanic activity; its three historically active volcanoes; Ararat, Nemrut Dagi, and Tendurek Dagi have not erupted since the 19th century or earlier
  • severe earthquakes, especially in northern Turkey, along an arc extending from the Sea of Marmara to Lake Van

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products Turkey. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. automobiles
  2. boron
  3. chromate
  4. coal
  5. construction
  6. copper
  7. electronics
  8. food processing
  9. lumber
  10. mining

Agriculture products

  1. citrus
  2. cotton
  3. grain
  4. hazelnuts
  5. livestock
  6. olives
  7. pulses
  8. sugar beets
  9. tobacco

Turkish Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports of Turkey.

Export products

  1. apparel
  2. foodstuffs
  3. metal manufactures
  4. textiles
  5. transport equipment

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. fuels
  3. machinery
  4. semi-finished goods
  5. transport equipment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Turkey?

Turkey is currently rated at 3,1 out of a possible 5.0. We advise caution when travelling to Turkey.

So ... is it safe to travel Turkey?

Visiting the country Turkey is usually fine. Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many advisories do you know for Turkey?

We currently evaluate nine official sources each morning. Today, we know of 7 active advisories for Turkey.