BRITONS in #Turkey should remain indoors, even though the situation now ‘appears quieter’ in Istanbul, the UK’s Foreign Office says in its latest advice to travellers following the attempted #militarycoup.
‘We've been monitoring the situation in Turkey very closely and remain very concerned about what's been going on there,’ said Britain’s Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson. ‘I have spoken to our diplomatic staff in Ankara and in Istanbul. They are doing a fantastic job. They are working very hard to do the best for the many Brits who are there and the many people on holiday, who should follow our travel advice.’
That travel advice reads: ‘We strongly advise you to stay indoors, avoid public places, in particular demonstrations, and remain vigilant. If you are at an airport in Turkey, please follow the advice of the authorities and contact your airline or tour operator.
If you are due to travel to or from Turkey over the next few days, you should closely monitor our travel advice and check with your airline or tour operator before travelling.’
British Airways said it was cancelling all flights to and from Turkey on Saturday, but easyJet plans to run its scheduled flights, largely to Turkish resort towns.