India issues travel advisory to tourists visiting Turkey amid tensions

The Government of India has issued a travel advisory for Indian tourists visiting Turkey over the situation in the Middle East nation following tensions with the U.S.

In the advisory the government says it has been receiving queries from several Indian nationals who are travelling to Turkey about the situation in the country.

Although there has been no untoward incident in the country so far involving Indian nationals travelers are requested to exercise utmost caution, the advisory read.

The government also asked Indians travelling to get in touch with the Indian missions in Turkey for any assistance.

There is a growing tension against Turkey after the President Donald Trump decided earlier this month to withdraw all U.S. troops from Syria. Following the withdrawal Turkey wants to set up a 120-kilometre (75-mile) “safe zone”.

Turkey launched a military offensive against Kurdish forces who were allies of the U.S. forces against Islamic State.

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