Security Alert: U.S. Mission Türkiye

January 30, 2023

Location:  Istanbul

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
Cukurambar Mah
Cankaya, Ankara 06530
Tel: +90-312-294-0000

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
Tel: +90-322-455-4100

U.S. Consular Agency Izmir

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

Türkiye’s Country Page

Türkiye’s Travel Advisory

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