Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ankara (Turkey), HDP Democracy and Peace Rally

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 Kurtulu? Square and Kolej Meydan? areas of Ankara. Previous peace rallies have been the target of violence.

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.

Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council