Demonstration Message for U.S. Citizens: Protest activity planned this evening in Galatasaray area of Istanbul

The U.S. Consulate General would like to inform U.S. citizens that protrst activity is expected this evening in the Istiklal Avenue and Galatasaray area of Istanbul.

The U.S. Consulate General reminds U.S. citizens that demonstrations and large events intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational.  We advise U.S. citizens to avoid large political gatherings, protests, and demonstrations and to exercise caution if you are in the vicinity.

We strongly encourage U.S. citizens to maintain a high level of vigilance, be aware of local events, and take the appropriate steps to bolster your personal security.

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