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Turkey alerts residents to danger of assault in United States, Europe on heels of Western warnings


Individuals stroll alongside Istiklal Avenue, embellished with Turkish nationwide flags after Sunday’s blast killed six and wounded dozens, in Istanbul, Turkey, November 14, 2022. REUTERS FILE PHOTO

ANKARA — Turkey warned its residents on Saturday in opposition to “attainable Islamophobic, xenophobic and racist assaults” in the USA and Europe after its Western allies cautioned their residents in Turkey about attainable terror assaults.

In two separate journey advisories, the Turkish overseas ministry really helpful its residents in the USA and European international locations “act calmly within the face of attainable xenophobic and racist harassment and assaults” and to “steer clear of areas the place demonstrations could intensify.”

Latest will increase in “anti-Islam and racist acts” mirror the damaging dimensions of spiritual intolerance and hatred in Europe, the ministry stated.

A number of embassies in Ankara together with these of the USA, Germany, France and Italy on Friday launched safety alerts for his or her residents in Turkey that flagged “attainable retaliatory assaults by terrorists in opposition to locations of worship.”

This adopted current Koran-burning incidents in Europe. Sweden’s overseas ministry additionally suggested its residents in Turkey on Saturday to keep away from crowds and demonstrations.

A far-right, anti-immigrant politician burned a Koran final week close to the Turkish embassy in Stockholm throughout a protest, heightening tensions between Turkey and Sweden. Comparable Koran-burning acts within the Netherlands and Denmark additionally drew sturdy condemnation from Ankara.


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Rafael Gomes de Azevedo
Rafael Gomes de Azevedo
He started his career as a columnist, contributing to the staff of a local blog. His articles with amusing views on everyday situations in the news soon became one of the main features of the current editions of the blog. For the divergences of thought about which direction the blog would follow. He left and founded three other great journalistic blogs,, and With a certain passion for writing, holder of a versatile talent, in addition to coordinating, directing, he writes fantastic scripts quickly, he likes to say that he writes for a select group of enthusiasts in love with serious and true writing.


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