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The state Department recommended to return to the United States to the families of the diplomats in Istanbul

15:05, Sunday, 30 October, 2016
The state Department recommended to return to the United States to the families of the diplomats in Istanbul

The families of employees of the American Consulate General in Istanbul are recommended to return to the United States, a warning for Americans traveling in South-East Turkey, as well as staying there on a working visit extended the US state Department, the message published on the official website of the Department.

As noted on the website of the state Department, the decision was taken due to “the increasing threats from terrorist groups throughout Turkey.” “Extremist groups continue to carry out aggressive attempted attacks on U.S. citizens in the areas of Istanbul”, — said on the Agency’s website. “U.S. citizens should avoid travel in South-East Turkey, as well as carefully consider the risks associated with travel across the country”, — notes the Department.

A corresponding procedure applies only in respect of the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul, other American diplomatic agencies in Turkey he is not concerned, the report said.

Families of us diplomats were evacuated from Turkey after not held in the country in July of this year a coup. At the same time because of terrorist threats, the U.S. government recommended that Americans stay away from crowded places and meetings. In late August, the U.S. state Department has expanded the list of diplomats, who were advised to leave Turkey. In late September, the families of employees of American diplomatic authorities in the Department were allowed to return to Turkey.

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