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  1. Izmir Consular Agency is now open and has appointments available for passport applications, reports of birth abroad, or notarial services. For all these services, please make an appointment by emailing [email protected] Assistance: U.S. Consulate General, Istanbul +90-212-335-9000 https://tr.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/istanbul/ U.S. Embassy, Ankara +90-312-455-5555 https://tr.usembassy.gov U.S. Consulate, Adana +90-322-455-4100 https://tr.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/adana/ U.S. Consular Agency, Izmir [email protected].gov St
  2. Exercise increased caution when traveling to Turkey due to terrorism and arbitrary detentions. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Areas near the Syrian and Iraqi borders due to terrorism. (Level 4) Reconsider travel to: Batman, Bingol, Bitlis, Diyarbakir, Gaziantep, Hakkari, Hatay, Kilis, Mardin, Sanliurfa, Siirt, Sirnak, Tunceli, and Van (Level 3) Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Turkey. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transporta
  3. U. S. Consulate General Istanbul Security Message: Update on Potential Terrorist Operations in Istanbul October 22, 2016 The U. S. Consulate General in Istanbul advises U. S. citizens that extremist groups are continuing aggressive efforts to attack Americans and/or other foreigners in Istanbul. These attacks may be pre-planned or could occur with little or no warning, and include, but are not limited to: armed attack, attempted kidnapping, bombing, or other violent acts. The Consulate General advises U. S. citizens residing in or visiting Istanbul to review and update t
  4. Embassy of the United States of America Ankara, Turkey Security Message for U. S. Citizens: Republic Day Gatherings in Izmir on October 29 October 27, 2016 U. S. Embassy Ankara informs U. S. citizens that media have announced Republic Day gatherings in Cumhuriyet Meydani and Kordon in Izmir. 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. For furthe
  5. Embassy of the United States of America Ankara, Turkey Security Message for U. S. Citizens: Republic Day Gatherings in Ankara on October 29 October 27, 2016 U. S. Embassy Ankara informs U. S. citizens that several political groups have announced that their supporters will march in Ankara from the old Parliament building in Ulus to the Anitkabir mausoleum on October 29, 2016. The governorate of Ankara has banned all demonstrations, rallies and public gatherings in the Province of Ankara, inclusive of the city of Ankara, until November 30,
  6. Featured in this quarter’s issue: New American Citizen Services Chief in Ankara Passport News Absentee Voting Federal Benefits and IRS news The “Demonstrations Page” Information Regarding The State of Emergency New Turkish Labor Law for Foreigners Security-Worldwide Caution Holidays Contact Information New American Citizen Services Chief in Ankara Martin Thomen is the newly arrived American Citizen Services chief officer, and will be in Ankara for three years. He’s looking forward to meeting and interacting with the U. S
  7. October 24, 2016 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 southeast Turkey and carefully consider the risks of travel to and throughout the country. The U. S. Department of State is updating this Travel Warning to reflect recent threat reporting cited in the Turkish media and to advise on the ban on demonstrations in Ankara province. This replaces the Travel Warning dated September 23, 2016. U. S. citizens should still carefully consider the need to travel
  8. Some good information in this warning, and not just for Gaziantep: There are reports of a police investigation into a terror cell in Gaziantep. The information suggests the terrorists are possibly targeting shopping centers, Starbucks, Big Chef Restaurants and or other businesses catering to Western customers. U. S. citizens in Gaziantep are advised to exercise caution when patronizing these sorts of businesses and to avoid them if possible. The U. S. Department of State continues to warn U. S. citizens of increased threats from terrorist groups throughout Turkey and to
  9. As the situation in Turkey stabilizes, U. S. Embassy Ankara strongly encourages U. S. citizens to use extreme caution in leaving your residence or hotel to conduct essential errands or business. Due to the potential for pro-government rallies and the possibility of clashes, the U. S. Embassy advises to conduct such business during daylight hours. U. S. citizens intending to travel by air to or from Istanbul or Ankara should be aware that Istanbul and Ankara airports have not yet returned to full operating capacity. Per the Federal Aviation Administration’s notice to airmen (NOTAM
  10. U. S. Embassy Ankara informs U. S. citizens that routes to Istanbul’s Ataturk airport are open; however, we are still hearing reports of sporadic gunfire. Security at Ataturk airport is significantly diminished and U. S. government employees have been instructed not to attempt to travel to and from Ataturk airport. Per the Federal Aviation Administration’s notice to airmen (NOTAM) dated July 15, 2016, U. S. airline carriers are prohibited from flying to or from Istanbul and Ankara airports. All airline carriers, regardless of country of registry, are prohibited from flying into
  11. The U. S. Mission in Turkey advises American citizens that military operations are underway in Ankara and could occur in other parts of the country. American citizens are advised to seek shelter in safe places. Avoid unnecessary travel. Monitor media reports. The Mission will share further information as it becomes available. For further detailed information regarding Turkey and travel: See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Turkey’s Travel Warning, Travel Alerts, and Turkey’s Country Specific Information. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enr
  12. Old news now, but posting this from the US Embassy anyway: U. S. Embassy Ankara informs U. S. citizens that shots fired and explosions have been heard in Ankara and both bridges in Istanbul, the Bosphorous and Fatih Sultan Mehmet, are now closed. Martial law and a curfew have been imposed in Turkey. All flights at Ataturk Istanbul Airport have been suspended. We urge U. S. citizens to contact family and friends to let them know you are safe. We have seen reports that social media is blocked, but you can contact friends and family by email, telephone, or SMS. We encourage U.
  13. The U. S. Embassy in Ankara informs U. S. citizens that the U. S. government continues to receive credible indications that terrorist groups are seeking opportunities to attack popular tourist destinations throughout Turkey. The U. S. Embassy reminds U. S. citizens that foreign tourists in Turkey have been explicitly targeted by terrorist organizations, and advises U. S. citizens to be mindful of the potential for danger in crowded public areas and at popular tourist destinations. See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Ale
  14. The U. S. Mission in Turkey would like to inform U. S. citizens that there are credible threats to tourist areas, in particular to public squares and docks in Istanbul and Antalya. Please exercise extreme caution if you are in the vicinity of such areas. For your personal safety, we urge you to monitor local media. For further detailed information regarding Turkey and travel: See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Turkey’s Country Specific Information. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Prog
  15. The U. S. Department of State warns U. S. citizens of increased threats from terrorist groups throughout Turkey and to avoid travel to southeastern Turkey. Effective March 29, 2016, the Department of State ordered the departure of family members of U. S. government personnel posted to U. S. Consulate in Adana and family members of U. S. government civilians in Izmir and Mugla provinces, and restricted official travel to Turkey to "mission-critical" travel only. The U. S. Consulate in Adana remains open and will provide all routine consular services. This Travel Warning replaces the
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