The U.S. Consulate General informs U.S. citizens that on Sunday, October 25, 2015, a political rally organized by the AKP is scheduled to take place in Yenikapi Park from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. According to local police, the rally is expected to heavily attended, and will likely cause road closures, ferry terminal closures, and traffic congestion in the immediate vicinity starting as early as 10:00 a.m. Map link: https://goo.gl/McjkMt
The U.S. Consulate reminds U.S. citizens that demonstrations and large events intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational. We advise U.S. citizens to avoid political protests and demonstrations, and to exercise caution if you are in the vicinity of demonstrations or large gatherings. For further detailed information regarding Turkey and travel:
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