The families of employees of the American Consulate General in Istanbul are recommended to return to the United States, a warning for Americans traveling in South-East Turkey, as well as staying there on a working visit extended the US state Department, the message published on the official website of the Department.

As noted on the website of the state Department, the decision was taken due to "the increasing threats from terrorist groups throughout Turkey." "Extremist groups continue to carry out aggressive attempted attacks on U.S. citizens in the areas of Istanbul", — said on the Agency's website. "U.S. citizens should avoid travel in South-East Turkey, as well as carefully consider the risks associated with travel across the country", — notes the Department.

A corresponding procedure applies only in respect of the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul, other American diplomatic agencies in Turkey he is not concerned, the report said.