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Update on Coup Attack, Turkey

​The coup launched against the Turkish government late Friday evening has failed to seize the power and fighting between pro-government forces and the military groups trying to coup Erdogan has ended. Death toll has risen to 265 people, of whom 161 were civilians and 104 were soldiers. Approximately 2.800 people have been arrested including senior officers and journalists.

The exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen has by President Erdogan been accused pf orchestrating the attempted coup. Gulen has denied any involvement and has condemned the coup.

Tensions remain high in certain areas and there are an increased array of police and military in the larger cities. Police are preparing for more demonstrations over the weekend. One big demonstration has been scheduled in Ankara later this evening.

The airports have been reopened; however, most planes are delayed and several cancelled. British Airways has cancelled all planes to and from Turkey. Similarly, both American and Russian planes to and from Turkey have been completely cancelled due to the situation.

Travellers between the United States and Turkey must be aware of, that until August 31, direct flights or flights with a stopover in another country, is not possible. This means that all travellers need to change planes before departure to US or Turkey.

Several Governments are upholding their previous issued travel advice that advises against all but essential travel to Turkey.

The Ministries are monitoring the situation closely and will evaluate continuously. All travellers should consult the Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel advice for Turkey for updates in their respective countries.

Falck Global Assistance provides advice, guidance, and help
A large number of people have already been provided with advice and help in relation to the serious situation in Turkey.

“Travellers are uncertain on how to handle transits and travelling through Turkey from other countries, the general security situation, and how to manage an upcoming travel to Turkey,” says Global Security Manager, Søren Boss.

Travel advice

  • Remain vigilant and stay informed via your respective foreign ministries and await information
  • Avoid demonstrations and large gatherings
  • Avoid government and authority offices and buildings
  • Travellers should expect an increase in police and military presence.
  • Thorough security checks can take place, why travellers are advised to always carry their ID, and in turn be ready to show it if needed
  • Contact your travel agency for updates on changes and upcoming travels 
  • Contact next of kin
“Falck Global Assistance will continuously be in highest alert at the Emergency Response Centers with crisis aid and psychology specialists as well as security and travel advisory specialists in order to accommodate travellers needs,” states Operations Manager, Vibeke Topp Rasmussen.

Please contact Falck Global Assistance 24/7 emergency response centres for information and further advice.
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