ISTANBUL – The United States warned its citizens on Saturday about “credible threats” to tourist areas in Turkey, particularly in Istanbul and the southwest coastal resort of Antalya.
Turkey has been hit by four suicide bombings already this year, the most recent one last month in Istanbul. The attacks have been blamed on the Islamic State militant group. In what it called an “emergency message”, the US Embassy in Turkey warned American citizens to exercise extreme caution. “The US Mission in Turkey would like to inform US citizens that there are credible threats to tourist areas, in particular to public squares and docks in Istanbul and Antalya,” it said the statement emailed to US citizens in Turkey.