Iran warns citizens against terrorist attacks in Turkey
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 21
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
Iran's embassy in Ankara has warned its citizens against possible terror attacks in Turkey.
In light of recent terror attacks in Turkey, Iran's embassy in Ankara has requested its citizens to be mindful of their security precautions and follow the security instructions issued by Turkish officials, ISNA news agency reported.
The embassy has also urged Iranian tourists to refrain from gathering in crowd places in Turkey.
A suicide bomb attack in a busy tourist area in central Istanbul on March 19 claimed three lives and wounded 39.
While most of the casualties of the Istanbul attack were foreigners, two out of the three slain were Israeli citizens and one Iranian national. Some three Iranians and 10 Israeli citizens were also wounded.
Turkish government has blamed the IS terrorist group (ISIS,ISIL, Daesh) for Istanbul attack.
In a similar move about a week ago on March 13 a car bomb exploded in the Turkish capital Ankara, killing 32 people and wounding more than 100.
Later on, the Kurdish militant group TAK claimed responsibility for the Ankara attack.
Since the beginning of 2016, Turkey has witnessed at least three major terrorist attacks.