State Department: Worldwide Caution - Kurdish Reaction, February 16, 1999
Worldwide Caution - Kurdish Reaction
February 16, 1999
Kurds in Europe have reacted angrily to the announcement on February 15
of the transfer of PKK leader Abdulla Ocalan to Turkey. Greek diplomatic
missions and personnel have been subjected to violence, and it is possible
that this danger may extend to American interests as well. U.S. Government
personnel and facilities are taking appropriate security measures.
Americans travelling or residing abroad are urged to review their
personal security in light of the above and to contact the nearest U.S.
Embassy or Consulate by telephone or fax for up-to-date information on
security conditions. In addition, U.S. citizens planning to travel abroad
should consult the Department of State9s Public Announcements, Travel
Warnings, Consular Information Sheets, and regional travel
brochures. Current information is also available on the Internet at http://travel.state.gov/.
This Worldwide Caution Public Announcement supplements the Worldwide
Caution - Iraq Crisis Public Announcement of December 16, 1998, and the
Worldwide Caution Public Announcement of December 24, 1998, and expires
March 31, 1999.