Turkey advised its citizens on Monday to avoid travel to Yemen, Anadolu news agency has reported.
"Due to the currently unfavourable security conditions in Yemen, our citizens are advised to refrain from travelling to this country except for mandatory situations," explained the Foreign Ministry in Ankara. "It is recommended that our citizens continue to follow the additional warnings and announcements that may be made by our Ministry and the Embassy in Sanaa, and in any case be careful and cautious about their personal safety."
This is not the first time Turkey h has issued warnings against travelling to Yemen but no reason was given by the foreign ministry as to why a new advisory has been sent out. Yemen has been engulfed by violence and instability since 2014, when the Houthis captured much of the country, including Sanaa. An Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia intervened in the war in March 2015, ostensibly at the request of the internationally-recognised Yemeni government of Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, based in exile in the Saudi capital, Riyadh.