WASHINGTON -- The State Dept. lifted a travel warning for Turkey
that the department 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 "enviable record
for tourist safety."
Turkey recently reported a 35% jump in foreign visits; Ankara
also reduced tourist visa fees for U.S. citizens from $100 to
Although it retracted its travel warning, the State Dept. still
cautioned U.S. visitors to Turkey to "exercise caution and good
judgement, keep a low profile, and remain vigilant.
For more information visit http://travel.state.gov/turkey.html.
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