US warns citizens on terror threats to Turkey tourist sites

Ankara, April 27 (IANS) The US has warned its citizens about terrorist threats to tourist areas in Turkey.

“The US government continues to receive credible indications that terrorist groups are seeking opportunities to attack popular tourist destinations throughout Turkey,” Xinhua news agency quoted the US embassy in Ankara as saying on Tuesday.

“Foreign tourists in Turkey have been explicitly targeted by terrorist organisations,” it said.

The US issued a security warning to its citizens in Turkey on April 9 this year, saying there were credible threats to tourist areas in Istanbul and Antalya.

Turkey has been hit by four suicide bombings this year, two in capital Ankara and two in Istanbul.

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