Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Expected Near Consulate General Istanbul on Saturday, April 8, at 12:00p.m.

U.S. Consulate General Istanbul informs U.S. citizens that the Turkish Communist Party (TKP) has called for a demonstration in the immediate vicinity of the U.S. Consulate General on April 8 at 12:00 p.m. to protest recent U.S. military air strikes in Syria.

Although expected to be peaceful, the U.S. Consulate General reminds U.S. citizens that demonstrations and large events intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and sometimes violent.  We advise U.S. citizens to avoid large political gatherings, protests, and demonstrations and to exercise caution if you are in the vicinity, as these kinds of events can occur spontaneously with little or no warning.

Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, monitor local news stations for updates.  Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.

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