JAKARTA, June 29, 2016 (Xinhua) -- An Indonesian policeman inspects a railway wagon at a train station in Jakarta, Indonesia, June 29, 2016. Muslims across Indonesia move from major cities to their hometowns to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr festival. (Xinhua/Zulkarnain)
JAKARTA, June 29 (Xinhua) -- The Indonesian government will step up security at several airports and sea ports in the country following suicide bombing attacks in Istanbul of Turkey on Tuesday that killed 36 people.
The plan comes as the flow of people has been rapid ahead of the celebration of Islamic festivity, Eid-al-Fitr, on July 6 and 7 in the world's largest Muslim country.
"We will raise the status of airports to yellow. Yellow means alert. Their security will be put at higher level," Indonesian Transport Minister Ignatius Jonan said at the State Palace on Wednesday evening.
The hike of the status would also be applied at seaports which have a terminal for passengers, he added.
However, Minister Jonan he did not give further details.
Tuesday's deadly blasts at Ataturk airport in Istanbul also leaves 147 people wounded.
Indonesia has been one of the IS group's global targets, Indonesian Security Chief Minister Luhut Panjaitan has said.
The minister has hinted that airports are among the target of the terrorist group.
In January, the group coordinated suicide bombings at the country's capital that killed 8 people and injured 26 others.