Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Istanbul (Turkey), Incident at U.S. Consulate General

Turkish authorities and U.S. Consulate General Istanbul security personnel are responding to a potential security incident at the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul. At this time, we urge U.S. citizens to avoid the Consulate General and the surrounding area.

The U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Turkey asks U.S. citizens to contact family members who may be concerned about your welfare or whereabouts if an incident occurs. Review personal security plans, ensure communication connectivity, to remain aware of your surroundings, including at local events, and to monitor local news for breaking events. Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.

Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council