Australia warns of Anzac Day terror threat in Turkey
The Australian government warned that terrorists may seek to target Anzac Day commemorations in Turkey later this month. April 25 marks the first major battle involving Australia and New Zealand in World War One. Australian Veteran Affairs Minister Dan Tehan said his government had received information of a possible threat to Turkey’s Gallipoli peninsula. He did not offer further details, but urged travelers to be cautious. Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade updated its travel advice for Turkey, but did not change the warning classification
level. “We have confidence in the Turkish authorities to secure the peninsula and other celebrations in the area,” Federal Police Deputy Commissioner Michael Phelan said. In 2015, about 15,000 Australians travelled to Gallipoli for the centenary of Anzac Day.