Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Ankara, Turkey

December 2, 2019

Location:  Turkey, countrywide

Event:  During the holiday season, security measures in Turkey remain heightened due to the existence of terrorist groups, inspired by violent extremist ideology throughout Europe, who continue plotting possible attacks on Turkey.  Terrorists continue to focus on tourist locations, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft targets frequented by Westerners.

Actions to Take:

  • Exercise additional vigilance at holiday festivals and events, places of worship, and locations with large crowds.
  •  Review your personal security plans.
  •  Be aware of your surroundings.
  •  Monitor local media for updates.