Foreign tourists have been warned by Kurdish militant group, Kurdistan Freedom Falcons (known as TA in Kurdish) they are no longer safe in Turkey as they have escalated attacks on security forces across the country and this could bring more deaths and cripple up the unstable economy further.
The group has taken credit of the recent car bomb attack in the capital on police forces that kkilled 11 people. The explosion was third such in 2016 to have taken place at the most famous landmarks in Istanbul.
A statement published on the official website of TAK reads, “We warn all tourists who might plan to visit Turkey. . . . You are not our targets, but Turkey is no [longer] secure for you.”
Turkish has lately started air strikes to hundreds of militant targets in northern Iraq and its southeast areas where the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) is based and most of the people living here are Kurd. About 15 million Kurds live in Turkey.
The TAK is a splinter group of PKK, which has fought for decades to get autonomy for the ethnic Kurds in the country. More than 40,000 people have been killed. The fight has reignited for about a year and TAK has attacked hotels and resorts.