Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security information for March 11, 2016 in Turkey

The U.S. Consulate General would like to inform U.S. citizens that March 11 will mark the 2nd anniversary of the death of Berkin Elvan, a 15-year-old boy who died as a result of Turkish National Police action during the 2013 Gezi Park protests.  According to Turkish media reports and government sources, the Marxist-Leninist Communist Party (MLKP) and the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front (DHKP/C) may be planning attacks on March 11 to coincide with this anniversary.  These organizations have historically marked days they deem significant by attacking facilities and personnel associated with the Turkish government.

We strongly encourage U.S. citizens to maintain a high level of vigilance, be aware of local events, and take the appropriate steps to bolster your personal security.

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