PETALING JAYA: The Foreign Affairs Ministry has advised Malaysians in Turkey to give utmost priority to their personal safety in light of the latest bomb attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport.
In a statement issued via the Malaysian Embassy in Ankara, the ministry advised travellers to heed local travel advisories.
It also confirmed that no Malaysians were reported injured in the attack so far, adding that the situation was being monitored.
“The Ministry wishes to remind Malaysian citizens residing and travelling to Turkey to always give utmost priority to their personal safety and the security of their surroundings, and to closely monitor and comply with any advisory issued by the Government of the Republic of Turkey,” Wisma Putra said.
Three separate blasts at the airport, believed to be the work of suicide bombers linked to the Islamic State terror organisation, left 36 people dead and some 147 others injured.
Malaysians requiring consular assistance can contact the embassy in Ankara (+(90)312-4463547) or Wisma Putra (03-88874530/4047).