Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Posture

The U.S. Embassy in Ankara reminds U.S. citizens that due to the security situation in southeast Turkey, U.S. government personnel in Turkey remain subject to travel restrictions in the following provinces:  Hatay, Kilis, Gaziantep, Sanliurfa, Sirnak, Diyarbakir, Van, Siirt, Mus, Mardin, Batman, Bingol, Tunceli, Hakkari, Bitlis, Elazig, Adana,  Izmir, and Mugla.   U.S. citizens are also reminded to avoid areas in close proximity to the Syrian border.

From time to time, either in response to specific threats or to remain flexible and enhance our preparedness, U.S. Mission facilities may limit the days or hours of operations.  In keeping with this approach, U.S. government offices in Gaziantep will be closed temporarily.  Please note the operating status of this and other U.S. Mission facilities may be subject to change as the security situation evolves.

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.

For further detailed information regarding Turkey and travel:

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