Notice for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration at Russian Consulate

Currently, there is a demonstration in front of the Russian Consulate on Istiklal Caddesi in the Taksim area of Istanbul. The demonstration may continue through Wednesday, Nov. 25. We encourage U.S. citizens to exercise caution and to avoid the area if possible.

The U.S. Consulate General reminds U.S. citizens that demonstrations and large events intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational.  We advise to avoid the area of large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations and to exercise caution if you are in the vicinity.

We strongly encourage U.S. citizens to maintain a high level of vigilance, be aware of local events, and take the appropriate steps to bolster your personal security.

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