Are there unsafe areas in Istanbul Turkey

The attacks have prompted condemnation from the international community, and human rights groups have said that more than 200,000 civilians have been displaced by the fighting.

There are also concerns that thousands of suspected IS prisoners, including many foreign nationals, are being guarded in camps by Kurdish-led forces and have been released as a result of the offensive.

Amnesty International said Friday that Turkey and its Syrian rebel allies had “displayed a shameful disregard for civilian life” and committed “serious violations and war crimes” during the course of the offensive. 

A ceasefire deal was announced on Thursday night after hours of talks between Mr Erdoğan and Mr Pence. Under the agreement Turkish troops will stop attacking for 120 hours while Kurdish forces withdraw away from the border. Once the withdrawal is complete, Turkey will call an overall halt to its military operation. In return, the US has agreed to withdraw sanctions it imposed on Turkey earlier in the week. 

Is it safe to travel to Turkey?

For the large part, yes. But there are areas where the Foreign Office warns against all travel, and some areas where they warn against all but essential travel.

The Foreign Office states: “If you’re in provinces bordering Syria, you should remain vigilant and keep up to date with developments via local media and this travel advice.”