Britain warns travellers to Turkey after Iranian commander's death

Britain warned its citizens travelling to Turkey the security situation could worsen following the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.

The British Foreign Office updated its travel advice for travellers to Turkey on Monday.

"Following the death of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in a U.S. strike in Baghdad on 3 January, the incident has led to increased tensions in the region. There is a possibility of an increased threat against Western interests and the security situation could worsen with little warning," travel advice said.

Its advice on where not to travel within Turkey appeared to remain unchanged though, warning against all but essential travel near the Iraqi and Syrian borders.

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