Security Message: Demonstration at the U.S. Consulate

The U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul informs U.S. citizens that approximately 70 people from the Halk Cephesi (People’s Front) will hold a demonstration at the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul on Saturday, November 14, at 2:00 p.m. The demonstration is expected to be peaceful, but due to the increased police presence and expected traffic issues it is best to avoid the area.

We strongly urge U.S. citizens to avoid demonstrations and large rallies. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news media for updates. Maintain a high level of vigilance, take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security, and follow instructions of local authorities.

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