Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Front of the Consulate

On November 8 between 11:00 am and 6:00 pm the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul expects a non-violent demonstration in advance of the G-20 summit at the consulate building by the Turkish Youth Union (TGB). Please exercise caution and avoid the area if possible.

We strongly urge U.S. citizens to avoid demonstrations and large gatherings. 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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