Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Republic Day Gatherings in Izmir on October 29

Embassy of the United States of America-Ankara, Turkey, October 27, 2016

U.S. Embassy Ankara informs U.S. citizens that media have announced Republic Day gatherings in Cumhuriyet Meydani and Kordon in Izmir.

Even gatherings intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of large gatherings, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

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