Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Adana, December 16, 2017

The U.S. Consulate in Adana informs U.S. citizens that a group has announced a protest for Saturday, December 16, at 3 p.m. at the 5 Ocak Square, next to the Kemeralti Mosque in Adana.  The group will later march towards Inonu Park, where the event is scheduled to end. U.S. citizens should avoid these areas during the protests.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  U.S. citizens should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.  Review your personal security plans, ensure communication connectivity, remain aware of your surroundings, and follow local law enforcement safety recommendations and local media for additional information U.S. citizens should contact family members who may be concerned about their welfare or whereabouts.

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