Security Alert: (Update) Demonstrations and Widespread Actions Against U.S. Policy U.S. Mission Turkiye, November 17, 2023

U.S. Mission Turkiye, November 17, 2023

Location: Throughout Turkiye

Event: Demonstrations critical of U.S. foreign policy continue alongside calls for boycotts of U.S. businesses, anti-U.S. rhetoric and graffiti, property damage, and some injuries to local employees of certain U.S.-branded 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.  Due to the rise in anti-American activities, U.S. government personnel in Turkiye have been cautioned to minimize public engagements and movements, not wear U.S.-affiliated clothing, not draw attention to their nationality and not travel to the U.S. Consulate Adana consular district in Southeastern Turkiye.  The U.S. Consulate Adana and Consular Agency Izmir remain temporarily closed to the public.

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.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.

U.S. Embassy (Ankara, Türkiye)
1480 Sok No:1
Cukurambar Mah
Cankaya 06530 Ankara, Türkiye
Tel: +90-312-294-0000

U.S. Consulate General Istanbul
Poligon Mahallesi, Sariyer Caddesi No: 75
İstinye 34460 Sariyer, Istanbul, Türkiye
Tel: +90-212-335-9000

U.S. Consulate Adana
Girne Bulvari No:212 Guzelevler Mah.
Yuregir, Adana, Türkiye
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

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