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Turkey warns its citizens against travelling to Yemen

Turkey's foreign ministry has advised its citizens not to travel to Yemen unless it is absolutely essential for them to do so. Turkish citizens already in Yemen have been told to leave the country as soon as possible due to the instability of the security situation.

The ministry's statement pointed out that Aden International Airport is closed as of Wednesday and that the situation is likely to get worse in the coming days. Until Turks can leave, they are advised to stay indoors and avoid areas where clashes have taken place. The Turkish Embassy in Sana'a remains open to help Turks in the country, and its consulate staff are available if necessary.

The situation in Yemen deteriorated on Wednesday, with the Houthi rebels taking control of El-Hota, the capital of the southern province of Lahej, and the El-Anad air base. They also kidnapped Defence Minister Mahmoud Subaihi and another military official in the province itself.

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