Security Message for U.S. Citizens: UPDATE: Security Threat Against the U.S. Consulate Istanbul through December 6, 2015

This is an update to a security message sent earlier today. Due to information about a possible security threat against the U.S. Consulate compound in Istanbul, the U.S. Consulate General Istanbul advises all U.S. citizens to avoid U.S. Consulate in Istanbul through the remainder of the weekend until December 6, 2015. We remind you that all U.S. Consulates, the Embassy and Consular Agency in Turkey are 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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