Security Alert: Demonstrations and Attacks on Certain U.S. Branded Businesses

Security Alert: Demonstrations and Attacks on Certain U.S. Branded Businesses – U.S. Mission Turkiye, November 08, 2023

Location: Throughout Turkiye

Event: Demonstrations critical of U.S. foreign policy are expected to continue alongside calls for boycotts of U.S. businesses.  Large gatherings may result in enhanced police presence, road closures, and traffic disruptions. Any gathering, even those intended to be peaceful, could escalate and turn violent.  Recent protests at well-known U.S. cafe and fast food chains in Turkiye disrupted business and escalated to vandalism, property damage, and some injuries to individuals.

Actions to Take:

  • Exercise caution and stay alert at locations publicly associated with the United States or Israel.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Avoid areas around protests and demonstrations.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.



U.S. Embassy (Ankara, Türkiye)1480 Sok No:1Cukurambar MahCankaya, Ankara 06530Tel: +90-312-294-0000Ankara-ACS@state.gov

U.S. Consulate General IstanbulPoligon Mahallesi, Sariyer Caddesi No: 75İstinye 34460 Sariyer, Istanbul, Türkiye+90-212-335-9000ACS_Istanbul@state.gov

U.S. Consulate AdanaGirne Bulvari No:212 Guzelevler Mah.Yuregir, Adana – TÜRKİYETel: +90-322-455-4100CA-Adana@state.gov

U.S. Consular Agency

State Department – Consular Affairs1-888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444

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