Natural Disaster Alert: Southeast and Central Mediterranean Earthquake, Türkiye

Event:  Earthquakes and aftershocks continue to pose a hazard in Central Mediterranean and Southeast Türkiye.  All non-essential U.S. government travel to these regions has been deferred.  If traveling in this area, be aware of your surroundings and attentive to potential safety risks such as damaged buildings, objects falling from above, and broken or damaged sidewalks and roadways.  Do not enter cordoned-off areas or places where authorities are conducting earthquake response.

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Avoid crowds and large gatherings when possible.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Ensure good hand hygiene when possible and wear personal protective equipment when appropriate, especially when assisting victims and response teams.
  • U.S. citizens in Türkiye should enroll in STEP to receive the latest security and advisory information.
  • Individuals in need of shelter or other assistance should check the following websites for local resources:
  • U.S. Citizens in Türkiye in need of immediate, emergency assistance should call Turkish authorities using the phone number 112. U.S. citizens in need of assistance arranging transportation out of the affected areas, as well as all other inquiries regarding U.S. citizens impacted by the earthquake, should be directed to U.S. Embassy Ankara at or via
  • U.S. Citizens can download the Government of Türkiye’s Disaster Management Agency (AFAD) “Acil Cagri” application for iOS and Android or call the numbers below:
    • AFAD Adana: 0-322-227-2854
    • AFAD Ankara: 0-312-258-2323
    • AFAD Adiyaman: 0-416-216-1231
    • AFAD Batman: 0-488-213-9133
    • AFAD Diyarbakir: 0-412- 326-1156
    • AFAD Gaziantep: 0-342-428-1118
    • AFAD Hatay: 0-326-112-0000
    • AFAD Malatya: 0-422-212-8432
    • AFAD Mardin: 0-582-212-3740
    • AFAD Kahramanmaras: 0-344-221-4991
    • AFAD Osmaniye: 0-328-826-2002
    • AFAD Sanliurfa: 0-414-313-72-90


U.S. Embassy (Ankara, Türkiye)
1480 Sok No:1
Cukurambar Mah
Cankaya, Ankara 06530
Tel: +90-312-294-0000

U.S. Consulate General Istanbul
Poligon Mahallesi, Sariyer Caddesi No: 75
İstinye 34460 Sariyer, Istanbul, Türkiye

U.S. Consulate Adana
Girne Bulvari No:212 Guzelevler Mah.
Yuregir, Adana – TÜRKİYE
Tel: +90-322-455-4100

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

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