Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Explosion in Ankara

Local media reports there has been an explosion in Ankara’s central district, near the Turkish military headquarters.  U.S. citizens are urged to avoid the area.

Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, monitor local news stations for updates, and report specific incidences of targeted to local authorities.  Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.

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