Kiwi tennis player Marina Erakovic still intends to play a WTA tournament in Istanbul despite the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advising against New Zealanders travelling to Turkey.

Erakovic is due to play qualifying at the clay court tournament in a fortnight.

The Belgian terror attacks and a series of bomb blasts in Istanbul have heightened security fears, but Erakovic has been assured the tournament will be safe.

She says obviously it's a little bit scary now with the recent attacks but the WTA is doing a good job for them with security in hotels etc.

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Erakovic, who is into the second year of being on the WTA Players' Council, says they've been pushing for heightened security at next month's French Open.