Turkey cautions citizens travelling to the United States that they face risk of arbitrary arrest

Last Updated: Jan 12 2018 18:24

Turkey’s foreign ministry said that the Turkish citizens travelling to the United States face the risk of arbitrary arrest, saying they should revise travel plans and take precautions if they do decide to travel.

Earlier this month, a US jury found a Turkish banker guilty of helping Iran evade US sanctions in a case which has strained diplomatic relations between the NATO allies and which Turkey has dismissed as politically motivated.

In a travel warning statement, the ministry also said that there had been an increase in terror attacks and violent incidents in the United States recently.