Security Message for U.S. Citizens: International Women’s Day Celebrations

U.S. Embassy Ankara informs U.S. citizens that gatherings are expected to take place throughout Turkey on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 in celebration of International Women’s Day.

The Embassy is aware that groups have announced rallies at the following times and locations.  Times and locations are subject to change, and the list is not comprehensive of all events.

City                  Gathering Place                       Time
Adana              Ataturk Park                            6:00 p.m.
Ankara             Yuksel Avenue                         8:00 p.m.
Antakya           Koprubasi                                5:30 p.m.
Antalya            Uc Kapilar                               6:30 p.m.
Artvin              Hopa Park                                5:00 p.m.
Bursa               Setbasi                                     6:30 p.m.
Canakkale        Sali Pazari                                5:30 p.m.
Eskisehir          In front of Espark                    7:00 p.m.
Istanbul           Taksim                                    7:30 p.m.
Izmir                In front of OYSM                    7:00 p.m.
Kocaeli            In front of Belediye Is Hani     6:30 p.m.
Mersin             Forum Mersin                          8:00 p.m.
Samsun           In front of Konak Cinema        6:00 p.m.
Tarsus              Cumhuriyet Meydani               5:00 p.m.
Trabzon           In front of Nejla Hanim           6:00 p.m.
Tunceli             Seyit Riza Meydan                  5:00 p.m.
Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

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