Turkey issues travel alert for Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh over safety concerns

Published 19.11.2015 21:25
Updated 19.11.2015 21:38

The Turkish Foreign Ministry issued a travel warning to Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, urging its citizens to "consider the risks" in the region.

"Citizens should consider risks in the region when planning their visit to Sharm el-Sheikh," the ministry said in a statement.

The ministry also said that some airlines had already canceled their flights to Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.

The terrorist group Daesh claimed responsibility for a suspected bomb attack on a Russian passenger plane that crashed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Oct. 31, killing all 224 people on board.

Previously, the national air carrier of Turkey,Turkish Airlines had canceled its Nov. 5 flights to and from Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh due to security concerns and had stated "Because of security issues over the airfield of Sharm el-Sheikh our flights to and from that destination been canceled until Nov. 16. In the current situation, the plan for the evacuation of the passengers who are still at Sharm El Sheikh will be shared later."

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