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On 7 April, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade reviewed and reissued
its travel bulletin concerning ANZAC Day 2003 ceremonies at Gallipoli, Turkey.
Given the strong community interest in travel advice concerning this event,
we have included the bulletin for your easy reference.
Australians planning to visit Turkey for ANZAC Day 2003 should consult the Government`s
Travel Advice for Turkey
Consistent with this advice, Australians planning to attend the ceremonies should exercise a high degree of caution throughout their time in Turkey, particularly in commercial and public areas, including those known to be frequented by foreigners, such as public transport facilities, hotels, bars and shopping areas.
In view of ongoing military action against Iraq, Australians should be aware of a continued risk of terrorist activity in Turkey, and are particularly urged at this time to avoid all travel to south-eastern Turkey.
Australians in this region should leave there as soon as possible.
In the lead up to the ANZAC Day 2003 commemorations at Gallipoli, the Australian Government is liaising closely with Turkish authorities regarding security arrangements.
The Turkish government has stated it will be working to implement enhanced security arrangements both at the Gallipoli peninsula and other areas, including Cannakale, in the lead-up and during the commemoration services.
Australians attending the commemorative ceremonies will need to comply with all Turkish security directives. They should allow themselves additional time to travel to commemorative sites to pass through various security checkpoints. Due to security requirements, certain areas at the commemorative sites will not be accessible to the public during the services.
Those attending the ceremonies will not be permitted to bring the
following items to the commemorative services: large backpacks (daypacks
only), camping equipment, alcohol and weapons of any kind.
Australians attending the ceremonies should be particularly sensitive to Muslim sensitivities.
Further details about the ANZAC Day services, including practical tips and useful information is available from the Australian Department of Veterans` Affairs at
and the Australian Embassy in Ankara at
This bulletin should also be read in conjunction with our general travel advice to Australian travellers
Australians contemplating travel to Turkey for ANZAC Day 2003 are strongly urged to continue to monitor the above advice by completing the subscription box in the right hand corner of the travel advice.
Australians are strongly encouraged to register with the Australian Embassy in Ankara or on-line at www.orao.dfat.gov.au
This bulletin will be updated should further information come to hand.
Webmaster, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
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