Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Mission Turkey

Location: Taksim Square, Istanbul, Turkey, other cities countrywide

Event: A large demonstration protesting yesterday’s court decision to sentence Osman Kavala is anticipated to take place in and around Taksim Square this evening, April 26, 2022.  The Turkish National Police (TNP) has used measures including water cannons, tear gas, and non-lethal projectiles to control crowds at similar protests in the past. There is a strong possibility similar measures will be employed at this demonstration.  Demonstrations are also expected to take place in other cities in Turkey, including Ankara, Bursa, Mersin, Izmir, and Adana.  Avoid areas of demonstrations and protests as they can be unpredictable and at times become violent.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid areas of protests and demonstrations.
  • Exercise caution and remain vigilant.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.

Assistance:

U.S. Embassy (Ankara, Turkey)   

110 Ataturk Boulevard  
Kavaklidere, 06100  
Ankara, Turkey  
Tel: +90-312-455-5555  
Ankara-ACS@state.gov
https://tr.usembassy.gov/

U.S. Consulate General (Istanbul, Turkey)  

Poligon Mahallesi, Sariyer Caddesi No: 75  
İstinye 34460 Sariyer
Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: +90-212-335-9000  
ACS_Istanbul@state.gov
https://tr.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/Istanbul/

U.S. Consulate (Adana, Turkey)
Girne Bulvari No:212 Guzelevler Mah.
Yuregir, Adana, Turkey
Tel: +90-322-455-4100
CA-Adana@state.gov 
https://tr.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/Adana/

U.S. Consular Agency (Izmir, Turkey)
Izmir@state.gov
+90-312-455-5555

U.S. Department of State – Consular Affairs
+1 (202) 501-4444 (from overseas) or +1 (888) 407-4747 (from the United States)