Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides update on TT Nationals in Turkey following a June 28 attack

Caption: Travelers leave the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey following a deadly attack. (Photo courtesy cnn.com)

June 29, 2016: The Ministry of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs has been in direct contact with the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to Turkey relative to the safety and whereabouts of nationals of Trinidad and Tobago who are in Istanbul, Turkey following the attack yesterday at Ataturk Airport, Istanbul in which at least twenty-eight (28) persons were killed.

The Honorary Consul has informed that to-date there has been no report of death or injury to nationals of Trinidad and Tobago in Turkey.  However, a national of Trinidad and Tobago who was at the airport at the time of the attack has been located and arrangements have been made for that national to continue her onward journey.  The passenger has since been contacted by the Ministry and has confirmed that she is safely accommodated at her hotel.  The Honorary Consul has also been in direct communication with the passenger.

Persons with information on nationals who might have been in the affected area during the incident are kindly asked to call the following telephone numbers:

  • Ministry of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs: 1-868-623-6894; or
  •  Honorary Consul of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to Turkey: +90 532 303 2223

 

The Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago will continue efforts to ensure that the wellbeing of its nationals is secured.

 

Ministry of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs

 

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For further information please contact:

The Corporate Communications Unit

Ministry of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs

868-623-6894

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