Turkey warns citizens over traveling to US

(MENAFN- Trend News Agency ) Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 12

By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:

Turkey's Foreign Ministry warned about the undesirability of Turkish citizens' travel to the US for security reasons.

The ministry said in a message Jan. 12 that the decision was made as a response to similar steps by the US State Department.

'Increase of violence, as well as the cases of arbitrary detention of Turkish citizens is observed in the United States. In this regard, we consider it useful to warn Turkish citizens about the desirability of reviewing their plans on traveling to the US,' noted ministry.

Earlier, the US State Department recommended Americans to avoid traveling to Turkey due to the threat of terrorist attacks and groundless detentions, referring it to a group of countries with 'increased danger' along with Pakistan, Guatemala and Sudan.

In response, the US Charge D'Affaires in Turkey Philippe Cosnett was summoned to the Turkish Foreign Ministry, and Ankara's outrage was expressed in connection with the warning of the US authorities.


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