Turkey is a well-known destination for British tourists with more than 2.5 million estimated people visiting the country each year.
Turkey was once a holiday hotspot for British tourists, but the country has been challenged by a distressing series of terror attacks. Consequently, the once booming resorts are now simulated ghost towns.
According to Express, vacationers travelling to Turkey have been advised to stay away from areas of recent terror attacks, particularly at Diyarbakir, after a high terror threat was issued.
This threat warning was issued after a car bomb exploded in Turkey near a police headquarters on October 9th. This is just one of several attacks which has taken place in the eastern European country.
Based on the report, around five tons of explosives have been reported to have exploded at around 9.45am (local time). The death toll from the car bomb has risen to 18 victims.
The Turkish Prime Minister told local media that eight civilians and ten soldiers have been killed by the blast.
The attack comes after police stopped suicide bombers from launching a car bomb last week.
The FCO (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) have advised against all travel unless it is essential.
In particular, they conveyed not to visit the remaining areas of Sirnak, Mardn, Sanliurfa, Gaziantep, Diyarbakir, Kilis and Hatay provinces.
They also advise avoiding travelling to Siirt, Tunnel and Hakkari, and anywhere within 10km from the Syrian border.
On their website, the FCO have stated that there are current security force operations against the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party), who have been accused of the string of bomb attack, in Diyarbakir.
They are advising against all travel to the city. If travel is required, the FCO has said that travelers should take extreme care in the areas listed.
The FCO has also said that tourists should stay away from areas where there have been recent attacks.
Following the coup, a state of emergency was announced in Turkey, but this is not expected to impact on tourists.
But can the country's tourism ever survive? Emma Coulthurst, commentator from travel price comparison site, TravelSupermarket, said: "It's undoubtedly been a tough year for a beautiful place with great quality holidays on offer. Turkey has fallen victim to a number of high-profile events this."
"Turkey has always been an incredibly firm favorite with Brits and will bounce back, I am sure," she added.
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