Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Great Peace March

The U.S. Consulate in Istanbul informs U.S. citizens that the “Great Peace March” is scheduled to take place starting at 16:00 on Sunday, July 26, 2015, in Istanbul, according to announcements made on social media by the group Bariş Bloku. The march is expected to start in front of the TRT building in Tepebasi and conclude in Aksaray Square.

U.S. citizens are reminded to exercise caution in the vicinity of large gatherings, as even peaceful gatherings can turn confrontational. Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations 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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