The Government is monitoring reports of a possible attempted military coup unfolding in Turkey. We are in contact with the Australian Embassy in Ankara and I have spoken this morning with our Ambassador James Larsen as we seek to determine the facts as the situation unfolds. It is currently highly fluid.

Our priority is the safety of Australian citizens in Turkey. Australians in Turkey should be vigilant, monitor media, follow the direction of local authorities and advise friends and family in Australia that they are safe.

The travel advice for Turkey has been updated to reflect the unfolding developments. The overall level of advice has not changed.

If you have any concerns for the welfare of family and friends in the region, you should first attempt to contact them directly. If you are unable to contact them directly and still hold concerns for their welfare, you should call the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s 24 hour Consular Emergency still Centre on 1 300 555 135, or +61 2 6261 3305 (if calling from overseas).

Media enquiries

  • Minister's office: (02) 6277 7500
  • DFAT Media Liaison: (02) 6261 1555