Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Adana (Turkey), Threats Against U.S.-Branded Hotels in Adana

U.S. Consulate General Adana informs U.S. citizens that it has obtained specific and credible threats of potential terrorist activity targeting U.S.-branded hotels in Adana. U.S. citizens in Adana are advised to exercise caution when patronizing these establishments.

The U.S. Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens of increased threats from terrorist groups throughout Turkey. U.S. citizens should avoid travel to southeastern Turkey and carefully consider the risks of travel to and throughout the country. The Department continues to monitor the effects of the ongoing state of emergency and recent terrorist incidents in Ankara, Istanbul, Gaziantep, and throughout southeastern Turkey.

Foreign and U.S. tourists have been explicitly targeted by international and indigenous terrorist organizations in Turkey. As stated in the Worldwide Caution dated September 9, 2016, extremists throughout Europe, to include Turkey, have targeted large sporting events, restaurants, cafes, theatres, open markets, aviation services, transportation systems, and public venues where people congregate as well as religious sites and high-profile events. Most recently, they have threatened to kidnap and assassinate Westerners and U.S. citizens. U.S. citizens are reminded to review personal security plans, monitor local news for breaking events, and remain vigilant at all times.

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.

Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council.