Message to US Citizens: Reminder Regarding Large Gatherings

In addition to large, celebratory gatherings to honor the 100th Anniversary of the Republic of Türkiye this weekend, the possibility of other large demonstrations remains.

Large gatherings may result in enhanced police presence, road closures, and traffic disruptions. Any gathering, even those intended to be peaceful, could escalate.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid areas around protests and demonstrations.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts
  • Follow our main U.S. Embassy social media accounts: XFacebook, and Instagram.