Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Tonight in Swan Park Area

U.S. Embassy Ankara informs U.S. citizens that information on social media calls for a demonstration or rally in the Swan Park area at the confluence of Ataturk Boulevard and Cinnah Street at 6 p.m. today, March 18.  There is a potential for large crowds, traffic disruptions and unpredictable conditions.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

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