The terrible news about the terror attack in Ankara yesterday has reached us all. Our hearts are with the victims and their families! This tragedy affects all of us.
With regard to the upcoming WONCA Europe Conference in Istanbul, there are no changes in official travelling advices concerning Turkey given by Western European countries.
The general advice is to avoid any demonstrations or large gatherings and subway hubs. We should remain extra vigilant, besides follow any instructions given by local authorities.
The security measures taken at the Halic Conference Center is described in the letter from its Director.
We feel assured that everything is done to keep the security at an adequate level and wish all participants welcome to Istanbul.
In the name of solidarity, it is our hope that international family physicians meet up and support our Turkish colleagues and fellowmen.
President, WONCA Europe
Vice President, WONCA Europe
Chair, WONCA Europe 2015 Congress