Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Threat Against Places of Worship

U.S. Mission Turkey advises that Turkish media is reporting warnings of an Easter threat by ISIL against places of worship, including churches, synagogues and diplomatic missions. The Turkish National Police plans enhanced coverage for these types of locations. No specific locations are named nor is any of the information being attributed to the U.S.

U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain situational awareness and the ability to communicate in an emergency. Keep a low profile, stay away from crowds and demonstrations and avoid becoming time and place predictable.

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