Iran warns nationals to keep away from crowded places in Turkey

Tehran, June 30, IRNA – Tehran’s embassy in Ankara in a security warning urged the Iranian nationals to stay away from crowded places in the neighboring country due to a rise in the number of terrorist attacks there in recent months.

The embassy in a statement urged both Iranian tourists and those nationals residing in Turkey to pay heed Turkey’s warnings and avoid crowded public sites or gatherings across the country.

The warning came two days after 41 people lost their lives and 239 others were wounded in triple suicide terrorists attacks in Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport.

‘The Consulates of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Embassy in Ankara, Istanbul, Erzurum and Trabzon are fully ready to provide our compatriots with services on working days and in emergency situations,” said the statement.

An Iranian was killed and five others were injured in Tuesday night’s triple bombings in Ataturk International Airport.

Ankara also witnessed a similar terrorist exposition in recent months.

In a similar terrorist act back in March, an Iranian was killed and three others, including two children, sustained injures in a huge bomb explosion that hit a shopping street in Istanbul.

Turkey’s Southern parts have plunged into chaos after Ankara’s military launched a large-scale offensive against the PPK since last year. The Turkish army has also been pounding the militant group’s positions in northern Iraq.

The military operations led to the collapse of a shaky truce deal that had stood between the two sides since 2013.