Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ankara (Turkey), Protest Planned Near the Turkish Parliament Building

U.S. Embassy Ankara informs U.S. citizens that it is aware that several organizations have announced a protest today, January 9, at the Dikmen entrance of the Republic of Turkey Parliament building in Ankara. The protest is due to begin at 12:30 p.m.

Even gatherings intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of large gatherings, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council