Australia warns of Anzac Day terror threat in Turkey

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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.

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