Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Istanbul (Turkey), Explosion and Casualties reported at Istanbul Ataturk International Airport

Explosions and gunfire have been reported at Istanbul Ataturk International Airport. Multiple casualties and wounded have also been reported. U.S citizens are advised to avoid the area. We strongly urge U.S. citizens in Turkey to directly contact concerned family members in the United States to advise them of your safety.

Review your personal security and communication plans, remain aware of your surroundings including local events, and monitor local news media for updates. Maintain a high level of vigilance, take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security, and follow the instructions of local authorities.

Source: U.S. Department of State