Turkey warns citizens against travelling to America over risk of terror attacks and arbitrary arrests

Turkey has warned its citizens against travelling to America warning of possible terror attacks and arbitrary arrests.


In a travel warning statement on its website, the Turkish foreign ministry also said there had been an increase in terror attacks and violent incidents in the US recently.


The US State Department issued a travel warning of its own to Turkey last September over threats of terrorism and advised tourists to avoid the southeast of the country, in particular areas near the Syrian border.


Then in a new travel advisory this year it urged citizens to reconsider travelling to the country warning of terrorism as well as arbitrary detentions.


According to Hurriyet Daily News, the Turkish advisory warned of vehicle ramming attacks, bomb attacks and armed terror attacks.


Tensions between the US and Turkey escalated last year when Turkish authorities arrested an employee at the US Consulate in Instanbul.




The US State Department issued its own travel warning to Turkey last year (Image: AFP/Getty Images)


Tensions are rising between the US and president Recep Tayyip Erdogan's (above) Turkey (Image: Anadolu)
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Tensions between the US and Turkey escalated last year when Turkish authorities arrested an employee at the US Consulate in Instanbul.


Turkish authorities accused the US employee of having links to an exiled Turkish preacher, allegations the US said were "without merit".


Earlier this month, a U.S. jury found a Turkish banker guilty of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions in another case which has strained diplomatic relations.