NOTICE for U.S. Citizen Travelers

STEP: Smart Traveler Enrollment Program Subscribe to get up-to-date safety and security information and help us reach you in an emergency abroad. Enroll for alerts at  step.state.gov . In Case of Emergency: Call 1-888-407-4747 (U.S./Canada); +1-202-501-4444 (overseas); or contact the nearest embassy:  go.usa.gov/xduQM. Recommended Web Browsers: Internet Explorer 11 with compatibility view or Google Chrome.

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Health Alert: COVID-19 Related Restrictions in Turkey – Update

December 1, 2020  Location: Turkey  New Updates: The Government of Turkey has announced the following measures for all 81 provinces will go into effect at 9 p.m. (21:00), Tuesday, December 1, 2020: Curfew  Weeknight curfew from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following day, effective Monday through Friday. Weekend curfew from 9 p.m. on Friday continuing …

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COVID-19 Information

Last Updated: December 2, 2020  New Updates:  Effective Tuesday, December 1, a general curfew is in effect every weeknight from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday. Effective Friday, December 4, weekend curfews begin at 9 p.m. Friday continuing through 5 a.m. Monday. Individuals aged 65 and older and those 20 and younger are …

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Health Alert: COVID-19 Related Restrictions in Turkey – Update

November 18, 2020 Location: Turkey Health Alert: COVID-19 Related Restrictions in Turkey – Update New Updates:  The Government of Turkey announced the following measures to combat COVID-19 in Turkey, which will go into effect at 20:00 on Friday, November 20, 2020, in all provinces, until further notice: Individuals age 65 and over are only allowed outside …

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Health Alert: COVID-19 Related Restrictions in Turkey – Update

November 18, 2020 Location: Turkey Health Alert: COVID-19 Related Restrictions in Turkey – Update New Updates:  The Government of Turkey announced the following measures to combat COVID-19 in Turkey, which will go into effect at 20:00 on Friday, November 20, 2020, in all provinces, until further notice: Individuals age 65 and over are only allowed outside …

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Earthquake Alert | Update #1 – U.S. Embassy, Ankara

Location: Izmir, Turkey Event: The Izmir Governor’s office has restricted entry into Izmir Province.  Per the Government of Turkey’s request to minimize unnecessary travel in the earthquake-affected areas, the U.S. Embassy recommends against travel to the Izmir Province at this time. There are aftershock warnings in the Aegean region.  Expect aftershocks hours, days, or weeks after the main quake.  Use caution as aftershocks can …

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Security Alert: U.S. Mission in Turkey

Ankara, Turkey October 23, 2020 Location: Turkey  Event: The U.S. Mission in Turkey has received credible reports of potential terrorist attacks and kidnappings against U.S. citizens and foreign nationals in Istanbul, including against the U.S. Consulate General, as well as potentially other locations in Turkey.  U.S. citizens are advised to exercise heightened caution in locations where …

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UPDATE: Message for U.S. Citizens: Drop Off Your Ballots No Later Than October 15

In our previous message, we recommended that voters drop off their ballots to the Embassy or Consulates by October 1, to allow sufficient processing time between the Department of State and the U.S. Postal Service. If you have not yet returned your ballot, we recommend considering the following: Actions To Take: If allowed by your …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By

September 29, 2020 If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election it is important to ACT NOW!  Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places;  same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States – but you can get assistance in requesting and returning your absentee …

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American Citizen Services U.S. Mission Turkey September 2020 Newsletter

American Citizen Services   U.S. Mission Turkey   September 2020 Newsletter     Featured in this issue: Watch our New Overseas Voting Informational Video! Update on U.S. Consular Services in Turkey CDC Tips for Travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic Mandatory HES Code for Domestic Travels in Turkey Quarantine Requirements for Turkey and the United States IRS: Important Things All Extension Filers Should Remember IRS Deadline to Submit …

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Health Alert: COVID-19 Related Restrictions in Turkey

September 10, 2020 Any new items will be listed at the top of the message. New Item On September 8, the Turkish Interior Ministry issued a notice to the public regarding new COVID restrictions/guidance.  Violators will be issued fines. The new restrictions/guidance are as follows: Face masks must be worn in public (e.g. streets, gardens, workplaces, etc.) …

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Travel Advisory:Turkey: Level 3: Reconsider Travel T H O

August 26, 2020 The Department of State renewed its Travel Advisory for Turkey on August 26, 2020.  The Department continues to advise travelers to exercise normal precautions in Turkey. Turkey: Level 3: Reconsider Travel T H O Reconsider travel to Turkey due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution when traveling to Turkey due to terrorism and …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Watch our New Overseas Voting Informational Video!

August 24, 2020 U.S. Mission Turkey is pleased to invite U.S. citizens to watch our new Overseas Voting Informational Video. The video, which is hosted by our Voting Assistance Officers, provides key information about absentee voting and answers the questions we received from U.S. citizens in Turkey about voting overseas. You can find a link …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Join Us for an Overseas Voting Informational Video, Submit your Voting Questions to our Consular Voting Assistance Officer

August 14, 2021  U.S. Mission Turkey is pleased to invite U.S. citizens to join our Consular Voting Assistance Officers for an Overseas Voting Informational Video that will provide key information about absentee voting and answer your questions about voting overseas. Please submit all questions about absentee voting via email to VoteIstanbul@state.gov by Tuesday, August 18th, at 8PM. …

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Health Alert – Mission Turkey – July 30

Health Alert: COVID-19 Related Restrictions in Turkey – Update This is a weekly message reminding Americans in Turkey about COVID-19 related restrictions and available resources. Any new items will be listed at the top of the message. New Item: Turkish officials stress the importance of strictly following the social distancing rules, wear a mask and obey hygiene measures …

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Health Alert – Mission Turkey – July 24

Health Alert: COVID-19 Related Restrictions in Turkey This is a weekly message reminding Americans in Turkey about COVID-19 related restrictions and available resources. Any new items will be listed at the top of the message. New Item:  The pandemic restrictions for people over the age of 65 and children below the age of 18 only applies to Turkish citizens and residents; it …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Absentee Voting

All U.S. citizens can receive their blank ballots electronically. Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, you must complete an FPCA each year to participate in elections as an overseas absentee voter. Depending on the state in which you are eligible to vote, you may get …

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Health Alert – Mission Turkey – July 2

Health Alert: COVID-19 Related Restrictions in Turkey New Updates: American citizens planning traveling into and out of Turkey with stops in the European Union (EU) should check specific country restrictions on the EU website: https://reopen.europa.eu/en . Actions to Take: Follow local restrictions on curfew. Follow social distancing public health recommendations. Carry identity and travel documents with …

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Health Alert – Mission Turkey – June 26

Health Alert: COVID-19 Related Restrictions in Turkey New Updates: The Government of Turkey has announced a weekend curfew for all 81 provinces during the following dates and times: – Between 09:30 and 15:00 on June 27 – Between 09:30 and 18:30 on June 28 The Ministry of Interior stated that those who had previously purchased intercity travel tickets (plane, bus, train, ferry, etc.) …

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Health Alert – Mission Turkey – June 19

Health Alert: COVID-19 Related Restrictions in Turkey New Updates: The Government of Turkey has announced weekend curfews for all 81 provinces during the following dates and times: -Between 09:00 and 15:00 on June 20 -Between 09:30 and 15:00 on June 27 -Between 09:30 and 18:30 on June 28 The Ministry of Interior stated that those who had previously purchased intercity travel tickets …

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Health Alert – Mission Turkey – June 18

Health Alert: COVID-19 Related Restrictions in Turkey    New Updates: On 17 June, the government announced that wearing of masks in public is mandatory in Ankara, Bursa, and Istanbul.  Those who do not wear a mask will be fined. The Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism now has a website showing hotels, restaurants, and tours and transfer vehicles which are …

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Health Alert – Mission Turkey – June 15

Health Alert: COVID-19 Related Restrictions in Turkey New Updates: On June 11, Turkey announced opening the majority of its international air, land, and sea borders. The border with Iran remains closed. Turkish Airlines has upcoming direct flights to the U.S. departing from Istanbul and flying direct to the following cities (all flights are subject to …

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Health Alert – Mission Turkey – June 12th

Health Alert: COVID-19 Related Restrictions in Turkey  New Updates: International flights have resumed, mostly into Europe. U.S. citizens in transit can book these flights on routes back to the U.S. starting immediately, as long as they continue to meet the Schengen and U.K. exceptions as passengers in transit. Turkish Airlines has announced flights to the United …

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Event: Message to U.S. Citizens – New Planned Direct Flights to the United States

June 6, 2020 Location: Turkey   Health Alert: COVID-19 and Information on Direct Flights to the United States  New Updates: On June 10th Turkish Airlines is offering a direct flight from Istanbul direct to Los Angeles (LAX) on flight TK4909.  The flight departs June 10 from Istanbul (IST) at 02:35 and arrives in Los Angeles (LAX) at 06:15. Please book your tickets directly at the Turkish Airlines website  or call center (444-0849 or 0850-333-0849). Please arrive …

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Health Alert – Mission Turkey – June 5

June 5, 2020 Location: Turkey Health Alert: COVID-19 Related Restrictions in Turkey New Updates The weekend curfew announced by the Turkish Interior Ministry which would have covered 15 provinces 7-8 June, has been cancelled by President Erdogan.  Everyone is encouraged to strictly observe the mask-distance-cleaning rules guidance. Turkish Airlines has resumed domestic flights and plans to …

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Health Alert – Mission Turkey – June 1

June 1, 2020 Location: Turkey Health Alert: COVID-19 Related Restrictions in Turkey  New Updates: On June 4th Turkish Airlines is offering a flight from Istanbul direct to Toronto on flight TK4943.  It is available now for booking.  U.S. citizen passengers must stay in the transit area in the Toronto airport, and must present their direct onward tickets when …

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Health Alert – Mission Turkey – May 13

May 13, 2020 Health Event: Message to U.S. citizens – Update on COVID-19 and Related Restrictions New Updates Please click on the link below for a new video message for U.S. citizens in Turkey, covering the evolving situation regarding COVID-19, commercial flight options to the United States from Turkey, local restrictions, and specific services our consular sections are able to offer. …

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Health Alert – Mission Turkey – April 17

April 17 Event:  Message to U.S. citizens – Update on COVID-19 and Related Restrictions    New Updates   Turkish Airlines has announced three direct flights to the U.S. departing next week.  The destinations are Los Angeles, New York, and Washington D.C. We understand that Turkish Airlines is not yet accepting reservations; we will send another alert as …

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Health Alert – Mission Turkey – April 14

April 14, 2020     Location: Turkey    Event:  Message to U.S. citizens – Update on COVID-19 and Related Restrictions    New Updates     Last night, the Turkish government announced that there will be another curfew the weekend of April 17-19 in the 31 municipalities included in last weekend’s order. We do not know yet how this will impact weekend travel. …

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Health Alert – Mission Turkey – April 13

April 13, 2020     Location: Turkey    Event:  Message to U.S. citizens – Update on COVID-19 and Related Restrictions    New Updates     If you are not prepared to remain in Turkey for the foreseeable future, we urge you to book commercial travel now.   The Wednesday, April 15, Belavia Airways flight will depart at 4:15 am from Istanbul, which will allow onward travel to the …

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Health Alert – Mission Turkey – April 12

April 12, 2020     Location: Turkey    Event:  Message to U.S. citizens – Update on COVID-19 and Related Restrictions    New Updates     The Wednesday, April 15, Belavia Airways flight will depart at 4:15am from Istanbul, allowing onward travel to the United States without requiring an overnight stay in Minsk.  Belavia will also use a larger airplane for the April 15 flight to accommodate …

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Health Alert – Mission Turkey – April 11

April 11, 2020    Location: Turkey Event:  Message to U.S. citizens – Update on COVID-19 and Related Restrictions    New Updates On April 10, the Government of Turkey announced a 48-hour curfew restricting persons in 31 provinces in Turkey from going out onto the street, with extremely narrow exceptions.  This order remains in effect through 11:59 PM Sunday, …

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Health Alert – Mission Turkey – March 24

March 24, 2020 Location: Turkey  Event: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Issues Level 3 Health Notice for Turkey   On March 23, the  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Level 3 COVID-19 Health Notice for Turkey  warning travelers to avoid all nonessential travel to Turkey. Please note the following key points:   Turkey is experiencing widespread ongoing transmission of a  respiratory illness caused by the novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19) . CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to …

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Health Alert – Mission Turkey – March 22

March 22, 2020 Location: Turkey Event: Turkish Airlines to Reduce International Commercial Routes from March 27, 2020 On March 22, 2020, Turkish Airlines announced that international flights, except to New York JFK, Washington Dulles, Hong Kong, Addis Ababa, and Moscow, will be suspended from March 27, 2020. Travelers should be prepared for additional travel restrictions …

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Health Alert – Mission Turkey – March 21

March 21, 2020 Location: Turkey Event: Turkey Suspends Additional Flights and Restricts Entry to Those Who Have Recently Visited 68 Countries  Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.  U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United States are urged to work with their airlines to make …

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Health Alert – Mission Turkey

March 20, 2020 Location: Turkey Event: Additional COVID-19 Measures The government of Turkey has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United States are urged to work …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission, Turkey

March 17, 2020 Event:  Effective March 18,  U.S. Embassy AnkaraU.S. Consulate IstanbulU.S. Consulate Adana , and U.S. Consular Agency Izmir have suspended routine consular services.  American Citizens Services including passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad issuance continue to be available in Ankara and Istanbul.  Please visit our websites for additional information. The government of Turkey has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.  On …

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Update on Travel Restrictions to the United States

For the most current information regarding COVID-19, the March 11 Presidential proclamation, and its impact on travel to the United States, please visit  www.dhs.gov  and  www.whitehouse.gov /. The restrictions do not apply to U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents and (generally) immediate family members of U.S. citizens. U.S. citizens who have been in the Schengen zone in the last …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Public Protests at U.S. Consulate General Istanbul, Turkey

January 29, 2020 The U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Turkey is aware that several groups have announced public protests in the vicinity of several U.S. government diplomatic offices in Turkey.  Demonstrations have the potential to become violent. The U.S. Consulate General Istanbul has received information about a possible demonstration at the U.S. Consulate today, which is …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Ankara, Turkey

December 2, 2019 Location:  Turkey, countrywide Event:  During the holiday season, security measures in Turkey remain heightened due to the existence of terrorist groups, inspired by violent extremist ideology throughout Europe, who continue plotting possible attacks on Turkey.  Terrorists continue to focus on tourist locations, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, …

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Earthquake Alert – U.S. Consulate General Istanbul, Turkey (September 26, 2019)

Location: Istanbul, Turkey Event:  The U.S. Consulate General Istanbul received initial press reports of a 5.7 magnitude earthquake in Istanbul.  There are no reports of casualties or significant structural damage at this time.  Information on affected areas is available from Turkish authorities in English from the AFAD Website . Actions to Take in the Event of Additional …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Izmir Consular Agency Open

Izmir Consular Agency is now open and has appointments available for passport applications, reports of birth abroad, or notarial services. For all these services, please make an appointment by emailing izmir@state.gov . Assistance: U.S. Consulate General, Istanbul +90-212-335-9000 https://tr.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/istanbul/   U.S. Embassy, Ankara +90-312-455-5555 https://tr.usembassy.gov U.S. Consulate, Adana +90-322-455-4100 https://tr.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/adana/ U.S. Consular Agency, Izmir Izmir@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs: 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 …

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Routine Message – U.S Consulate General Istanbul, Turkey

Location:  Istinye neighborhood, Sariyer district, Istanbul, Turkey Event: The U.S. Consulate General Istanbul will have limited staff today, March 29, after 3:00PM due to expected road closures associated with a political rally in the vicinity. Assistance: U.S. Consulate General, Istanbul +90-212-335-9000 https://tr.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/istanbul/   U.S. Embassy, Ankara +90-312-455-5555 https://tr.usembassy.gov U.S. Consulate, Adana +90-322-455-4100 https://tr.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/adana/ U.S. Consular Agency, Izmir Izmir@state.gov State …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Turkey Country Information Update

The Department of State’s country information page for Turkey has been updated, with new information on protests and gatherings in the “Safety and Security” section.  Please regularly review this advice. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Turkey.html Assistance: U.S. Embassy, Ankara +90-312-455-5555 https://tr.usembassy.gov/ U.S. Consulate General, Istanbul +90-212-335-9000 https://tr.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/istanbul/ U.S. Consulate, Adana +90-322-455-4100 https://tr.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/adana/ U.S. Consular Agency, Izmir Izmir@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs1 -888-407-4747 or …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Istanbul, Turkey

Location:  Istinye neighborhood, Sariyer Avenue in front of the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul, Turkey. Event:  A demonstration is expected to take place near the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul, Turkey today, January 15, 2019, beginning at 1:00 p.m.  The demonstration, organized by a local political party, intends to protest U.S. foreign policy statements.  U.S. …

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Emergency Alert – Operations During a Lapse in Appropriations

Although there has been a lapse in appropriations, visa services and American citizen services will be available at U.S. Mission Consular Sections in Turkey. Visa services will continue at U.S. Embassy Ankara and Consulate General Istanbul. American citizen services will continue at U.S. Embassy Ankara, Consulate General Istanbul, and Consulate Adana. For further detailed information …

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Holiday Security Alert

Location:  Turkey, countrywide Event:  During the holiday season, there are ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Europe, including in Turkey.  Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations such as shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft targets frequented by Westerners. Actions …

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Routine Message to U.S. Citizens: Upcoming Move of the Istanbul Airport

The Government of Turkey has announced the opening of a new Istanbul airport as early as October 29, 2018.  Flight operations from Ataturk International (IST) will be transferred to the new airport.  Associated flight delays or travel disruptions are possible.  Please contact your airline for details and updates. Assistance: U.S. Embassy, Ankara +90-312-455-5555 https://tr.usembassy.gov/ U.S. Consulate …

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Weather Alert in Western Provinces of Turkey bordering the Mediterranean, Aegean and Marmara Seas

Weather Alert – U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Turkey Ankara, Turkey September 29, 2018 Location: Western Provinces of Turkey bordering the Mediterranean, Aegean and Marmara Seas Event: The Turkish State Meteorological Service has issued high wind and high rain warnings covering western provinces of Turkey bordering the Mediterranean, Aegean and Marmara Seas from Saturday, September 29 …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots

Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 6th. Consult and carefully review your state’s voting procedures at www.FVAP.gov . We recommend that you return your voted paper ballot to your local election officials for the …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Newsletter for U.S. Citizens (August 2018-American Outlook)

American Outlook American Citizen Services United States Mission, Turkey August 2018 Newsletter Featured in this issue: Personal Security While Abroad Voting in U.S. Elections from Overseas New IRS Mobile Phone App Ordering Transcripts and Copies of Tax Returns Expiring ITIN? Renew Soon to Avoid Refund Delays Holidays Contact Information You may visit our website at …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Ankara, Turkey

Location: In front of U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, on Ataturk Boulevard, in Kavaklidere neighborhood. Event: A demonstration is expected to take place near the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey today, August 3, 2018, beginning at 11:00 a.m.   A union opposing U.S. sanctions on Turkey announced the protest on social media. The U.S. Diplomatic Mission …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Ankara, Turkey

Location: Various locations throughout Turkey  Event: Numerous campaign and political gatherings will take place leading up to Presidential and Parliamentary elections on June 24. Political parties or other groups may announce specific locations and dates of gatherings via traditional or social media, and gatherings may also occur with little advance warning. The U.S. Embassy and …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Ankara, Turkey

Location:  Throughout Turkey Event:  Potential demonstrations against U.S. policy The upcoming relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel on May 14 may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent. The U.S. Embassy and its Consulates are aware that media sources have reported on several planned protests throughout Turkey on the afternoon …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Ankara, Turkey

Location:  Throughout Turkey Event:  Turkey celebrates International Workers’ Day (Labor Day) on May 1, 2018.  Historically, political parties, labor unions, and other non-governmental organizations stage large rallies and marches in public squares and other places throughout the country to mark the national holiday. U.S. citizens should expect: increased police presence in traditional gathering places in …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Newsletter for U.S. Citizens (April 2018 – American Outlook)

American Outlook American Citizen Services United States Mission, Turkey April 2018 Newsletter Featured in this quarter’s issue: The State of Emergency U.S. Passport Execution Fee Increase to $35 Personal Data and Emergency Contact Page of U.S. Passports Tax Time Guide: IRS Publication 17 helps taxpayers with 2017 taxes IRS: Unclaimed 2014 refunds worth $1.1 billion …

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Security Alert – U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Turkey

Ankara, Turkey March 5, 2018 Location: U.S. Embassy Ankara, Kavaklidere district, Ankara. Embassy Ankara informs U.S. citizens that the U.S. Embassy in Ankara will be closed to the public on March 6, 2018 due to a security threat.  The Embassy will announce its reopening once it resumes services. During this period, the Embassy will only …

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Security Alert – U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Turkey

Ankara, Turkey March 4, 2018 Location: U.S. Embassy Ankara, Kavaklidere district, Ankara. Embassy Ankara informs U.S. citizens that the U.S. Embassy in Ankara will be closed to the public on March 5, 2018, due to a security threat.  The Embassy will announce its reopening, once it resumes services. During this period, only emergency services will …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate Adana, Turkey (March 2, 2018)

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following neighborhoods in Adana : Mimar Sinan Acik Hava Amfisi (Mimar Sinan Open Air Theatre)   Mustafa Kemal Pasa Bulvari ( Mustafa Kemal Pasa Boulevard) Ugur Mumcu Meydani (Train Station Square) at Ziyapasa Bulvari Event: A potentially large demonstration is expected to take place …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate Adana

Adana, Turkey February 23, 2018 Location: The intersection of 62003 Sokak and Ordu Caddesi streets, Resatbey neighborhood, Adana. Gatherings may occur in other locations throughout Adana. Event: A protest is slated to begin on February 24, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid those areas during the demonstration. Actions to Take: …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Ankara

Location: In the vicinity of the U.S. Embassy, Kavaklidere district, in Ankara, Turkey. Event: A group that calls itself “People’s Liberation Party” has announced a demonstration, expected to beginning at 2:00 p.m on February 15, adjacent to the U.S. Embassy in Ankara.  The demonstration intends to protest U.S. policy. Actions to Take:       …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Ankara

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Ankara Ankara, Turkey February 10, 2018 Location: Karanfil Street, Kizilay district, and in front of the U.S. Embassy, Kavaklidere district, in Ankara, Turkey. Event: A demonstration is expected to start at 4:00 p.m. on February 10, on Karanfil Street in Kizilay, and then proceed to a location in Kavaklidere, adjacent …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate Adana, Turkey (Jan 29, 2018)

Location: Girne Bulvari, in front of the U.S. Consulate Adana. Event: Demonstration expected to take place on January 29 beginning at 12:30 p.m. U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid those areas during the demonstration. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas of the demonstrations. Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: Improvements to How We Communicate Safety and Security Information to U.S. Citizens

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use.  Also on January 10, the Department will issue a Travel Advisory for Turkey, in the improved format, which replaces the Travel Warning for Turkey issued on September 28, …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations Planned Today in Fatih District at Sarachane Park

U.S. Consulate General Istanbul – March 18, 2017 Demonstrations are being planned in Istanbul’s Fatih district at Sarachane Park this afternoon at approximately 1500 hours to protest airstrikes near Aleppo, Syria.  This demonstration is expected to be peaceful, but also likely to involve anti-Western/American sentiment and could possibly inspire additional demonstrations throughout Istanbul with little or …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests Planned in Ankara, December 16, 2016

U.S. Embassy Ankara informs U.S. citizens that it is aware that an organization called Radical Change (Köklü Değişim Derneği) is organizing a protest today after the Friday prayer at approximately 1:30 pm. The group reportedly plans to march from Kocatepe Mosque to the U.S. Embassy. In addition, the U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that the …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations planned today in Besiktas and may occur in and around Istanbul

U.S. Consulate General Istanbul December 12, 2016 The U.S. Consulate General would like to inform U.S. citizens that demonstrations in response to the recent bombings in Besiktas are planned throughout Istanbul on Monday evening, starting at 5:30 p.m.  There will be a solidarity rally at Vodafone Arena in Besiktas and surrounding neighborhoods.  Please note that …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Explosion near Vodafone Stadium in Besiktas, Istanbul.

U.S. Consulate General Istanbul December 10, 2016 The U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul is monitoring reports of an explosion near the Vodafone soccer stadium and the Ritz Carlton hotel in Besiktas in Istanbul. There are preliminary reports that several people were injured. Please avoid the area, monitor local press reporting, and let friends and family …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations Expected Near Taksim, Sisli and Tarlabasi in Istanbul (November 5, 2016)

The U.S. Consulate General would like to inform U.S. citizens that demonstrations related to the arrests of Peoples’ Liberation Party (HDP) leadership are expected starting this afternoon and continuing into the evening in the vicinity of Taksim, Sisli Mosque Square and Tarlabasi in Istanbul. Further demonstrations may occur in other locations throughout Istanbul with little …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Safety Concerns in Adana

Consulate General Adana advises U.S. citizens that extremist groups continue aggressive efforts to attack U.S. citizens and other foreigners in Adana. Attacks may be pre-planned or could occur with little or no warning. They include, but are not limited to: armed attacks, attempted kidnappings, bombings, or other violent acts. The Consulate advises U.S. citizens residing …

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