Saturday, November 12, 2016

Turkey Declares a Travel Warning Not to Visit US; Says Anti-Trump Demonstrations Likely to Go On

Turkey issued a travel warning for its citizens today (November 12, 2016) about going to the United States, citing violent protests following this week's presidential election, according to the Newsmax website.

In a statement today, Turkey said the anti-Donald Trump demonstrations "occasionally featured acts of crime and violence," and noted that security forces had "detained many demonstrators."

It added that "based on demonstrators' social media posts, it's clear that the demonstrations will likely continue for some time."

Earlier this month, Turkey criticized a U.S. decision to order family members of employees posted to the Istanbul Consulate to leave because of several recent terrorist attacks in Turkey. Today's travel warning by Turkey may have been, in reality, a retaliation against the U.S., whose earlier travel ban angered Turkey.

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