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Holidaymakers from Hull who are heading for Turkey this summer have been warned a rallies and demonstrations could make the destination unsafe.
The UK Foreign Office has updated its advice to tourists as the country gets ready for its upcoming elections.
Turkey’s presidential parliamentary elections are taking place on June 24, which could result in protests.
The snap election was called by Presiden Recep Tayyip Erdogan in April amid rising opposition to his leadership and worries about the country’s economy.
In a statement issued on Friday, a Government spokesperson saidPresidential and parliamentary elections will take place on 24 June 2018; this may result in rallies and demonstrations around the country; you should avoid large gatherings and follow the advice of the local authorities.
The UK Government already warns against all travel to within 10km of the border with Syria and to the city of Diyarbakir, while additional security measures may apply on any flights to Turkey,
Terrorists are said to be very likely to try to carry out attacks in Turkey, with the majority of attacks occurring in the south and east of the country and in Ankara and Istanbul.
However, some attacks may target western interests and tourists from western countries, particularly in the major cities.
The Foreign Office saysYou should be vigilant, follow the advice of local security authorities, monitor media reports and keep up to date with this travel advice.
Nevertheless, parts of Turkey are popular tourist destinations, with flights from Newcastle Airport to the likes of Dalaman, Antalya and Bodrum.
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