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State Department warns of travel to Turkey, Lebanon
On Sept. 6, the State Department issued a warning for southeastern Turkey, recommending that U.S. citizens "defer non-essential travel" to that area. The department allowed non-emergency personnel and families to leave its consulate in Adana. Adana is about 600 miles southeast of Istanbul and about 200 miles from Aleppo, Syria.
September 15, 2013