TOURISTS have been warned against staying in western hotels in Turkey due to an imminent terrorist threat.
The city’s US consulate has warned citizens it has “obtained specific and credible threats of potential terrorist activity.”
“We strongly encourage US citizens to maintain a high level of vigilance, be aware of local events and take the appropriate steps to bolster your personal security.”
Turkey has been rocked by a series of bombings and attacks in the past few months, as well as a failed coup attempt.
One high profile terrorist attack was at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport in June, which left 45 people dead and hundreds more injured after gunmen opened fire and detonated suicide bombs.
Ankara predominantly blames the violence on the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK.
Advice from the UK Foreign Office also warned Brits to steer clear of the country
The barbaric Islamic State (ISIS) has also claimed responsibility for some of the attacks.
Advice from the UK Foreign Office also warned Brits to steer clear of the country.
It classes the country as being at a “high threat from terrorism”.
The FCO said: “There is considered to be a heightened threat of terrorist attack globally against UK interests and British nationals, from groups or individuals motivated by the conflict in Iraq and Syria.
“You should be vigilant at this time.”