Holiday Security Alert

Location:  Turkey, countrywide

Event:  During the holiday season, there are ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Europe, including in Turkey.  Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations such as shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft targets frequented by Westerners.

Actions to Take:

  • Exercise additional vigilance at holiday festivals and events, places of worship, and locations with large crowds.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.

U.S. Embassy, Ankara

U.S. Consulate General, Istanbul

U.S. Consulate, Adana

U.S. Consular Agency, Izmir

State Department – Consular Affairs
1-888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444

Worldwide Caution Turkey’s Country Page

Turkey’s Travel Advisory
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