Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Threat Against the U.S. Consulate

Due to information about an imminent security threat against the U.S. Consulate compound, the U.S. Consulate General Istanbul advises all U.S. citizens to avoid the U.S. Consulate today. We remind you that the U.S. Consulate is closed Saturdays and Sundays.

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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