Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Ongoing Police Activity in Bayrampasa in Istanbul

The U.S. Consulate General would like to inform U.S. citizens that due to an armed attack there is ongoing police activity in the Bayrampasa area of Istanbul, east of Ataturk International Airport. We strongly encourage U.S. citizens to avoid that area, to monitor local media, to maintain a high level of vigilance, and to take the appropriate steps to bolster your personal security. For further detailed information regarding Turkey and travel: