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.
For further detailed information regarding Turkey and travel:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Turkey’s Country Specific Information.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, located at 110 Ataturk Boulevard, Kavaklidere, 06100 Ankara, at +90-312-455-5555, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +90-312-455-5555 or +90-212-335-9000 (U.S. Consulate General Istanbul).
- Contact the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul, located at 2 Ucsehitler Sokagi, 34460, Istinye, Sariyer, at +90-212-335-9000.
- Contact the U.S. Consulate in Adana, located at 212 Girne Bulvari, Guzelevler Mahallesi, Yuregir, Adana at +90-322-455-4100.
- Contact the Consular Agency in Izmir at Izmir@state.gov.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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