January 30, 2023
Event: UPDATE – the U.S. government cautions its citizens of possible imminent retaliatory attacks by terrorists against churches, synagogues, and diplomatic missions in Istanbul or other places Westerners frequent, especially in the Beyoglu, Galata, Taksim, and Istiklal areas. Turkish authorities are investigating this matter. This message updates the January 27, 2023 security alert regarding Quran-burning incidents in Europe.
Actions to take:
- Stay alert in locations frequented by Westerners.
- Avoid crowds.
- Keep a low profile.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- Refer to our website for the latest Alerts and Messages for U.S. citizens.
U.S. Embassy (Ankara, Türkiye)
1480 Sok No:1
Cankaya, Ankara 06530
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
U.S. Consular Agency Izmir
State Department – Consular Affairs
1-888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444
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