Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ankara (Turkey), Demonstrations May 28 & 29

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 subject to closure. We anticipate the size of the demonstrations to be as many as 10,000 people.

In addition, a possible "anti-Islamic fanaticism" protest may take place at the Ahmet Taner K??lal? Sports Hall across from Balgat on Sunday, May 29 from 15:00 to 18:00. We do not know the expected size of the protest.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations. Past demonstrations have occurred in the Kizilay and Swan Park (Tunali Hilmi Caddesi) areas.

Source: U.S. Department of State