Ankara expresses concern over the “possibility of racist attacks” – A similar warning was previously issued by the Swedish Foreign Ministry
Two travel guides, for both European countries and the USA, the Turkish Foreign Ministry issued on Saturday night, expressing concern over the “possibility of racist attacks” as reported by Manolis Kostidis.
It is noted that a corresponding warning was issued by the Swedish Foreign Ministry to Swedes in Turkey to avoid crowds and demonstrations, following the recent burning of the Koran in Stockholm by a far-right politician last week.
Travel guide for Europe
Initially, a “travel directive for European countries” was issued accompanied by the following announcement: “Recently there has been an increase in anti-Islamic, xenophobic and racist actions in some European countries, as well as propaganda demonstrations against our country by groups linked to the terrorist organization .
These developments, reflecting the dangerous dimensions of religious intolerance and hatred in Europe, clearly reveal the alarming level to which the racist and discriminatory movements in Europe.
Citizens living in or planning to travel to countries where such actions are taking place should exercise caution, stay away from areas where protests may intensify, act calmly in the face of possible xenophobic and racist harassment and attacks, and also address to the local security forces, as well as to closely monitor the local media and it is particularly beneficial for the security forces of these countries to monitor the additional warnings and announcements that our Ministry, Embassies and Consulates General may make in the countries”.
Travel advice for the USA as well
A US travel advisory followed, accompanied by the following announcement: “Protests are taking place across the US following the death of a man named Tyr Nichols following police brutality in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
On the other hand, it has been observed that there have been verbal and physical attacks of a racist and xenophobic nature throughout the US recently.
Our citizens who live in the US or plan to travel to this country should be cautious, stay away from areas where protests are gathering, act calmly towards possible xenophobic and racist harassment and attacks and target local security forces and also closely monitor local media and broadcasters.
It is particularly beneficial for US security forces, our Department, our Embassy in Washington and US Consulates General to monitor any additional warnings and announcements.”
Our citizens living in the US or planning to travel to this country can apply to our Department’s Consular Call Center, whose contact information is provided below, if needed.”
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