Department of Foreign Affairs updates travel advice for Turkey

Irish citizens are being asked to exercise a high degree of caution

Department of Foreign Affairs updates travel advice for Turkey

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The Department of Foreign Affairs has updated its advice for Irish citizens travelling to Turkey.

They are being asked to exercise a high degree of caution.

An explosion outside the governor's office in the southern Turkish city of Adana yesterday killed two people.

More than 20 other people were injured in the incident.

The department says any Irish citizens in the vicinity should "exercise a very high decree of caution, monitor local and national media, and follow the advice and instructions of the Turkish authorities."

The department says: "The threat from terrorism in Turkey remains high, including in Istanbul and Ankara.

"While not generally targeted until now, there remains a threat too in the Mediterranean and Aegean resort areas in the south and west. You should remain vigilant at all times, monitor travel advice and local media, and review personal security plans."

It comes after the European Parliament voted to suspend EU membership talks with Turkey.

This follows a crackdown by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after a failed coup against him in July.

The MEPs' vote protested against the "disproportionate repressive measures" used following the coup.