Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Istanbul, Turkey (January 15, 2019)

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. Government personnel are advised to avoid all protests; Consulate General operations will continue as scheduled.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid demonstrations.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Review your personal security plans.

Assistance:

U.S. Consulate General (Istanbul, Turkey)

+90-212-335-9000

https://tr.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/istanbul/

State Department – Consular Affairs:

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Turkey’s Country Page

Turkey’s Travel Advisory

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