Turkey Travel Warning Lifted

State Department still advises caution

The State Department lifted a travel warning for Turkey that was instituted after anti-Western terrorist bombings in Istanbul in November. The warning irked the Turkish Tourist Office, which said the U.S. had failed to take into account the country’s long safety record. Turkey recently reported a 35 percent jump in foreign visits, and Ankara also reduced tourist visa fees for U.S. citizens from $100 to $20. Although it retracted its travel warning, the State Department still advised U.S. visitors to “exercise caution and good judgement, keep a low profile and remain vigilant.”