Consulate warns US hotels could be attacked
THE United States warned its citizens of a potential security threat targeting US-branded hotels in southern Turkey, a US consulate said.
The consulate in southern Adana province said “it has obtained specific and credible threats of potential terrorist activity targetting USbranded hotels in Adana”.
It advised US citizens in Adana “to exercise caution when patronising these establishments”.
Adana hosts Incirlik air base – used by the US-led coalition for air strikes against the Islamic State group in Syria.
The US embassy last week warned of the risk of a terror attack in another Turkish city of Gaziantep close to the Syrian border on businesses frequented by Westerners, including the popular coffee chain Starbucks.
Turkey has been the target of a string of attacks blamed on Kurdish militants or the IS group.
A suicide bombing at a Kurdish wedding in Gaziantep last month killed 57 people, 34 of them children, and was blamed by Turkish authorities on IS jihadists. –