The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade have urged caution if travelling to Turkey
They advise Irish citizens in Turkey or intending to travel there to “exercise a high degree of caution” and strongly recommend obtaining comprehensive travel insurance.
Internally, there has been serious disruption to public transport, including international and domestic air travel.
Istanbul airport is reportedly closed until 9pm and travellers are advised to check with their tour operator or travel carrier for updates.
The department strongly advise against travel to border areas between Turkey and Syria.
Anyone intending to go to the region is also advised to register with the department so they can contact people in the area if needed.