Irwin Mitchell Urges Caution for Visitors to Turkey after Bomb Attacks

Turkey Bomb Attacks

29.08.2006

Three bomb attacks in Turkey over the weekend have left three dead and at least 47 people injured.

The attacks were carried out in the capital Istanbul and the resort towns of Marmaris and Antalya, popular with European holidaymakers. Istanbul was hit by a bomb attack on Sunday night, when a roadside device exploded injuring six Turkish nationals. The attack on Antalya took place in a busy shopping area and most of those injured in Marmaris - including 10 Britons - were on a minibus ferrying local people and holidaymakers along the main street. A Kurdish militant group has said it carried out the Marmaris and Istanbul blasts.

The Government has not changed the level of its official advice for British travellers visiting Turkey but it warns of "a high threat from terrorism".

Clive Garner, Partner and Head of Irwin Mitchell's International Travel Litigation Group, urged people travelling to Turkey to take care. He said, "Anyone visiting Turkey should exercise caution, especially when travelling around the country. Be wary of visiting densely crowded areas and when using public transport."

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