Notice for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations at Istanbul

The U.S. Consulate General would like to inform U.S. citizens that demonstrations are planned throughout Istanbul Saturday, Dec. 5 afternoon starting at 12:00 p.m. There will be an HDP-organized rally in Ak Saray Square and surrounding neighborhoods in the Fatih district, as well as demonstrations throughout Galata, Kadikoy, and the Haydarpasa transport terminal, protesting curfews imposed in southeast Turkey.

The U.S. Consulate General reminds U.S. citizens that demonstrations and large events intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational. We advise U.S. citizens to avoid large political gatherings, protests, and 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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