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Australia Downgrades Turkey Travel Warning

Australia has downgraded its travel warning for Turkey that was issued following a series of suicide bombings in Istanbul last November.

That advisory had urged Australians to avoid all non-essential travel to Turkey.

The new advisory calls on Australians currently in Turkey to show extreme caution when traveling through the country, especially in commercial and public areas.

It warns that there is still a high threat of terrorism in Turkey and urges Australians to avoid non-essential travel to the southern part of the country.

Some information for this report provided by AP.