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Embassy of the United States of America Ankara, Turkey March 20, 2015 Security Message for U.S. Citizens Nevruz Celebrations U.S. Embassy Ankara informs U.S. citizens that Nevruz holiday celebrations are expected to take place this Saturday, March 21 and throughout the weekend in Turkey. Nevruz is a festival commonly recognized as the Kurdish and Persian New Year and a celebration marking the beginning of spring. Although this year’s festivities are expected to be peaceful, all U.S. citizens should be aware of their surroundings and remain vigilant in their personal security