Embassy of the United States of America — Ankara, Turkey October 8, 2016
Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Memorial Commemoration of the Bombing Near the Ankara Train Station, Ankara Train Station, on October 10
U.S. Embassy Ankara informs U.S. citizens that an unofficial memorial ceremony, marking the one year anniversary of the bombing of a rally in front of the Ankara train station, is expected to take place in front of the Ankara central train station on Monday, October 10, beginning at 10:04 a.m. The ceremony is being organized by various non-governmental groups. Participants are expected to begin gathering in front of the Ankara central train station at 09:15 a.m., and activities may continue into the afternoon.
Even gatherings intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of large gatherings, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.
For further detailed information regarding Turkey and travel:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Turkey’s Country Specific Information.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, located at 110 Ataturk Boulevard, Kavaklidere, 06100 Ankara, at +90-312-455-5555, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +90-312-455-5555 or +90-212-335-9000 (U.S. Consulate General Istanbul).
- Contact the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul, located at 2 Uçsehitler Sokagi, 34460, Istinye, Sariyer, at +90-212-335-9000.
- Contact the U.S. Consulate in Adana, located at 212 Girne Bulvari, Guzelevler Mahallesi, Yuregir, Adana at +90-322-455-4100.
- Contact the Consular Agency in Izmir at Izmir@state.gov.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from8:00 a.m. to8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).