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 know you are OK.

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