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Police detain 30 people after Istanbul airport attack

  • A gun and bomb attack hit Istanbul's Ataturk Airport
  • Authorities say 45 people have died and more than 200 were injured
  • Officials say three suicide bombers blew themselves up after police opened fire
  • So-called Islamic State are believed to be behind the attacks
  • The Turkish prime minister branded the atrocity a "heinous planned attack"
  • Turkish police have detained 30 people in connection with the attack
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ABTA: Istanbul visitors should consult travel company

Istanbul’s popularity as a city break destination has declined this year. Credit: Reuters

People due to travel to Istanbul should speak to their travel company or airline if they have concerns about their journey, the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) has said.

It said travellers should follow Foreign Office advice, which says tourists should be alert to their surroundings.

An ABTA spokesman said: "People due to travel should speak to their travel company or airline for information about travel to and from Istanbul. Flights to and from Ataturk International Airport are resuming gradually."

Most British holidaymakers visit the beach resorts on Turkey's southern coast, the association said, adding that "Istanbul’s popularity as a city break destination has declined" following incidents earlier this year.

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