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Monday,  May 20, 2024 7:35 AM 

Turkey's tourism ministry weighs in on emergency measures

Turkey's tourism ministry weighs in on emergency measures

The current state of emergency declared in Turkey will not restrict travel by citizens or visitors, according to a statement by the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

The ministry stated in a release that “the security measures will not affect the daily life of Turkish citizens, visitors’ travel to Turkey and their vacation. The measures will not impose any limit on international travel movements and airline traffic.”

The three-month state of emergency was declared this week by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, following a failed coup attempt last week in which more than 200 people were killed and thousands of military and government workers were arrested for their alleged involvement in the plot.

While the emergency measures may not restrict travel, the Government of Canada’s advisory against all non-essential travel to Turkey remains in effect.