Security Message for U.S. Citizens: International Women’s Day Celebration at Kolej Square

U.S. Embassy Ankara informs U.S. citizens that a large gathering is expected to take place in the area of Kolej Square and Kizilay in Ankara on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.  The purpose for the gathering is to celebrate International Women’s Day.  We anticipate a large crowd.

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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