Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Istanbul (Turkey), Protests Planned in Levent Area of Istanbul on May 14

The U.S. Consulate General would like to inform U.S. citizens that protests are planned for Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 15:00 on Buyukdere Caddesi starting from the Levent Metro Station. The Construction Workers Union is leading the protest to commemorate the Soma mining disaster, which occurred on May 13, 2014.

The U.S. Consulate General reminds U.S. citizens that demonstrations and large events intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational. We advise U.S. citizens to avoid large political gatherings, protests, and demonstrations and to exercise caution if you are in the vicinity.

We strongly encourage U.S. citizens to maintain a high level of vigilance, be aware of local events, monitor local media for updates, and take the appropriate steps to bolster your personal security.

Source: United State Department Of State