Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations Planned Today in Fatih District at Sarachane Park

U.S. Consulate General Istanbul – March 18, 2017 Demonstrations are being planned in Istanbul’s Fatih district at Sarachane Park this afternoon at approximately 1500 hours to protest airstrikes near Aleppo, Syria.  This demonstration is expected to be peaceful, but also likely to involve anti-Western/American sentiment and could possibly inspire additional demonstrations throughout Istanbul with little or ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations Expected Near Taksim, Sisli and Tarlabasi in Istanbul (November 5, 2016)

The U.S. Consulate General would like to inform U.S. citizens that demonstrations related to the arrests of Peoples’ Liberation Party (HDP) leadership are expected starting this afternoon and continuing into the evening in the vicinity of Taksim, Sisli Mosque Square and Tarlabasi in Istanbul. Further demonstrations may occur in other locations throughout Istanbul with little ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Adana, October 5

Consulate of the United States of America Adana, Turkey U.S. Consulate Adana informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration is expected to take place at Ataturk Park, Adana, at 18:00 on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016. Several NGOs and Unions will hold the demonstration to protest against the Turkish Government. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Threats Against Western Businesses in Gaziantep

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Threats Against Western Businesses in Gaziantep September 21, 2016 There are reports of a police investigation into a terror cell in Gaziantep.  The information suggests the terrorists are possibly targeting shopping centers, Starbucks, Big Chef Restaurants and or other businesses catering to Western customers.   U.S. citizens in Gaziantep are advised ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: HDP Democracy and Peace Rally

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: HDP Democracy and Peace Rally September 2, 2016 Embassy Ankara advises U.S. Citizens that the HDP (People’s Democratic Party) plans to hold a “Democracy and Peace Rally” the evening of Saturday, September 3 in and around the Kurtuluş Square and Kolej Meydanı areas of Ankara.  Previous peace rallies have been ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: TGB Demonstrations Planned Across Turkey

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: TGB Demonstrations Planned Across Turkey August 29, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Ankara and Consulates in Istanbul and Adana inform U.S. citizens that the Turkish Youth Union (TGB) has planned a series of nationwide demonstrations to take place tomorrow, August 30th.  Demonstrations are scheduled in the vicinity of central public ...
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Security Message: Turkey Travel Warning Update

Security Message: Turkey Travel Warning Update August 29, 2016 The U.S. Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens of increased threats from terrorist groups throughout Turkey and to avoid travel to southeastern Turkey.  On August 23, 2016, the Department of State extended voluntary departure of family members assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Ankara ...
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Routine Message for U.S. Citizens: State of Emergency 


Routine Message for U.S. Citizens: State of Emergency August 8, 2016   U.S. Embassy Ankara informs U.S. citizens resident in or visiting Turkey of potential impacts of the 90-day state of emergency imposed by the Government of Turkey July 21. The state of emergency expands the authority of security forces in stopping, searching, and validating ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ankara Demonstrations August 5 – 7, 2016

Ankara Demonstrations August 5 – 7, 2016 August 5, 2016 U.S. Embassy Ankara informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place in Kizilay and possibly in other locations beginning Friday, August 5 and may continue through Sunday, August 7.  At this time there are no reports of road closures. However this is subject ...
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Security Message: Turkey Travel Warning Update

Turkey Travel Warning Update July 26, 2016 The U.S. Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens of increased threats from terrorist groups throughout Turkey and to avoid travel to southeastern Turkey. The U.S. Department of State is updating this Travel Warning to reflect the July 25, 2016, decision to authorize the voluntary departure of ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Threat of Terrorist Activity

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Threat of Terrorist Activity July 20, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Ankara informs U.S. citizens that, as recent attacks in Istanbul, Dhaka, and Nice and elsewhere have demonstrated, the threat of terrorist activity (including attacks by firearms, explosives, vehicular assault, or other means, as well as kidnapping) remains elevated in many countries including Turkey. According to the State Department’s Turkey Travel Warning , Westerners ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations expected at the U.S. Consulate General Istanbul today July 18, 2016

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations expected at the U.S. Consulate General Istanbul today July 18, 2016 The U.S. Consulate General Istanbul informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected at the U.S. Consulate General Istanbul and the vicinity this afternoon beginning at approximately 2:00 p.m.  U.S citizens should avoid the U.S. Consulate this afternoon and ...
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Turkey Travel Warning Update July 18, 2016

Turkey Travel Warning Update July 18, 2016 The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of increased threats from terrorist groups throughout Turkey and to avoid travel to southeastern Turkey. In light of the July 15 coup attempt and the resulting potential for interruptions to travel and daily life, we suggest U.S. citizens reconsider travel ...
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Message to U.S. Citizens: Direct Flights Between the United States and Turkey to Resume July 19, 2016

Message to U.S. Citizens: Direct Flights Between the United States and Turkey to Resume July 19, 2016 July 18, 2016 On July 18, 2016, the Federal Aviation Administration lifted its notice to airmen (NOTAM) restrictions that prohibited U.S. airline carriers from flying to or from Istanbul and Ankara airports. Normal flight operations between the United ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Martyrs Ceremony at Kocatepe Mosque, Ankara July 17, 2016

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Martyrs Ceremony at Kocatepe Mosque, Ankara July 17, 2016 U.S. Embassy Ankara informs U.S. citizens that a Martyrs Ceremony is expected to take place at the Kocatepe Mosque in Ankara today, Sunday, July 17, 2016 after mid-afternoon prayers. We anticipate large crowds, traffic disruptions, and unpredictable conditions. Even demonstrations intended ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Update July 16, 2016

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Update July 16, 2016 As the situation in Turkey stabilizes, U.S. Embassy Ankara strongly encourages U.S. citizens to use extreme caution in leaving your residence or hotel to conduct essential errands or business. Due to the potential for pro-government rallies and the possibility of clashes, the U.S. Embassy advises to ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport Security July 16

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport Security July 16 July 16, 2016 U.S. Embassy Ankara informs U.S. citizens that routes to Istanbul’s Ataturk airport are open; however, we are still hearing reports of sporadic gunfire. Security at Ataturk airport is significantly diminished and U.S. government employees have been instructed not to attempt to ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: MHP Gathering in Ankara on June 19th

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: MHP Gathering in Ankara on June 19th June 17, 2016 U.S. Embassy Ankara informs U.S. citizens that a large gathering is expected to take place at the Buyuk Anadolu Hotel (near Esenboga Airport) on Sunday, June 19 at 10:00 a.m. The Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) will be holding an extraordinary ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protest at CHP Headquaters in Ankara on June 11

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protest at CHP Headquaters in Ankara on June 11 June 10, 2016 U.S. Embassy Ankara informs U.S. citizens that a protest is expected to take place outside of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) Headquarters in Sogutozu in Ankara on Saturday, June 11 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. We anticipate ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations May 28 & 29 in Ankara

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations May 28 & 29 in Ankara May 27, 2016 U.S. Embassy Ankara informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place in the Kurtulus and Kolej districts of Ankara on Saturday, May 28 from 12:00 to 18:00. It has been reported that roads in these areas will be ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: May Day (Labor Day) Celebrations

May Day (Labor Day) Celebrations April 29, 2016 Embassy of the United States of America, Ankara, Turkey   The U.S. Embassy Ankara informs U.S. citizens that Turkey celebrates International Workers’ Day on May 1.  Historically, organized rallies and marches have created security and traffic challenges throughout the country. Specifics on this year’s gatherings are detailed ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Credible Threats to Tourist Sites

Credible Threats to Tourist Sites April 26, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Ankara informs U.S. citizens that the U.S. Government continues to receive credible indications that terrorist groups are seeking opportunities to attack popular tourist destinations throughout Turkey.  The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that foreign tourists in Turkey have been explicitly targeted by terrorist ...
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