ANKARA

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry issued a travel advisory on Friday, asking its citizens to delay trips to Iraq amid the strained tension in the country. 

“Our citizens are advised to refrain from traveling to Iraq at this point unless it is necessary,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement, citing the recent tension in the wake of a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad killing a top Iranian commander.

“It is recommended that our citizens currently in Iraq closely follow warnings issued by the ministry, avoid crowded places and be vigilant about their personal security,” the statement added. 

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