Georgia’s Foreign Ministry issues recommendations for its citizens in Turkey

A suicide bomb attack killed several people in central Istanbul a week ago. Photo from, 27 Mar 2016 - 12:25, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia’s Foreign Ministry has asked its citizens holidaying or living in Turkey to stay away from crowded places today.

"On March 27 the Catholic world celebrates Easter. In connection with this, Turkish police has issued a recommendation for people to stay away from public, religious and crowded places in effort to avoid possible provocations,” the Ministry’s statement read.

Weeks after deadly attacks in Ankara and central Istanbul, Turkish police on Saturday warned of possible Islamic State attacks against Christians and Jews this weekend.

Police issued a nationwide alert warning of possible attacks targeting churches during Easter on Sunday, as well as synagogues.