Anzac Day travel advice for Turkey: terror threat but probably only small numbers travelling to Gallipoli

Ministers Bishop and Tehan and the Australian Federal Police have advised of ‘information which suggests terrorists may seek to target Anzac Day commemorations on the Gallipoli Peninsula. Turkish authorities are aware of this information and traditionally provide a high level of protective security around Anzac Day commemorations on the peninsula. The level of our advice for the Gallipoli region remains unchanged.’ This advice is here. Bishop and Tehan media release.

Age story. ABC story. The Age story notes: ‘About 500 people have registered with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to attend Anzac Day services in Turkey, including more than 250 Australians’. These numbers are down on the last couple of years.

6 April 2017