Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Planned for Sunday in Yenikapi Park

The U.S. Consulate General would like to inform U.S. citizens that groups are organizing a demonstration for 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 30 in Istanbul’s Yenikapi Park.  The demonstrators will protest recent security incidents at the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.

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 depart the area if you are in the vicinity of one.

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

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