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Turkey: Travel warning for Lebanon over mass protests

October 22, 2019 at 7:50 am

People stage a protest against the government, recession and new taxes in communication in front of the parliamentary building in Beirut, Lebanon on 18 October 2019 [Mahmut Geldi/Anadolu Agency]

Turkey issued a warning Monday to its citizens travelling to Lebanon over mass protests in the country, as reported by Anadolu Agency. 

Local and inter-city roads and roads leading to the airport could be blocked by protests, said the Foreign Ministry in a statement.

It urged the public to take this into account “when considering visits to Lebanon for trade, tourism, or other purposes,” it said.

People should also closely follow the social media accounts of Turkish Embassy in Beirut, it said.

Anti-government protests, fueled by deteriorating economic conditions and anger over government corruption and failures, have rocked Lebanon since Thursday.

Lebanon suffers from high unemployment, slow growth, and one of the highest debt ratios in the world.

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