Turkey travel advice for Brits after US strike on Iran killed Qasem Soleimani

British tourists must "remain vigilant" in Turkey after a US air strike on neighbouring Iran killed General Qasem Soleimani.

Authorities stress it is still safe to holiday in Turkey as long as they keep up to date with the latest developments via the media.

The UK Foreign Office said: "Following the death of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in a US strike in Baghdad on 3 January, British nationals in the region should remain vigilant and keep up to date with the latest developments, including via the media and this travel advice."

Scores of people are protesting in Iran after General Soleimani's death .

The east of Turkey shares a border with Iran but most Brits visit the north of Turkey to Bodrum, Antalya, Istanbul and other areas, which are largely without incident so far.



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But the UK government says terrorist attacks in the country remain "very likely", following the shooting in a nightclub in Istanbul in 2017.

Thirty-nine people died in the atrocity.

The advice, which hasn't strictly changed since October last year, has been issued to tourists visiting Egypt and Dubai too.

In Iran, tens of thousands lined the streets to pay homage to the military leader, shouting "Death to America" as the crisis deepens.

Speaking at Soleimani’s funeral, his successor as commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Qods Force, Brigadier General Esmayeel Qaani, said: “The revenge for Soleimani’s martyrdom is a promise given by God, as the God is the main avenger.”

And he continued, according to  Fars News Agency : “We promise to continue Martyr Soleimani’s path with the same strength and his martyrdom will be reciprocated in several steps by removing the US from the region”.

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