Indian Government has issued a travel advisory for tourists who are planning to visit Turkey and requested them to exercise utmost caution while travelling to Turkey. After the Turkey stand on Kashmir, This step has been taken by Indian Govt.
“Government of India has been receiving queries from Indian nationals on travelling to Turkey in view of the situation in the region. Although there have been no reports of untoward incidents in the country so far involving Indian nationals, travellers are requested to exercise utmost caution while travelling to Turkey,” said Indian Embassy in Ankara in Turkey.
Indian Embassy in Turkey has also given a helpline number regarding this Travel advisory.
According to Turkish Tourism Board, 130,000 Indian tourist visited Turkey between Jan to July, which is an increase of 56% than earlier. This is a substantial % in comparison to overall 14% increase in tourists flow to Turkey. Turkey is emerging as a popular destination for Indian Tourists.
Diplomatic Relation is decreasing between India & Turkey after the statement of Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the 73rd UN General Assembly session. He made statements against abrogation of Article 370 by India.
Turkey had also supported the Pakistan in Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meeting in Paris and because of this reason, Few days India cancelled the Prime Minister Narendra Modi two day visit to Turkey.
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Earlier India had also reacted strongly on Turkey’s recent activity in Syria. MEA said, “We are deeply concerned at the unilateral military offensive by Turkey in north-east Syria.”