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U.S. Embassy Ankara Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Turkish Uprising July 15, 2016

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Old news now, but posting this from the US Embassy anyway:


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.

S. citizens to shelter in place and do not go the U.

S. Embassy or Consulates at this time.  Monitor local press for updates, avoid areas of conflict, and exercise caution if you are in the vicinity of any military or security forces. 

For further detailed information regarding Turkey and travel:

  • Contact the U.

    S. Embassy in Ankara

    , located at 110 Ataturk Boulevard, Kavaklidere, 06100 Ankara, at +90-312-455-5555, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.

    S. citizens is +90-312-455-5555 or +90-212-335-9000 (U.

    S. Consulate General Istanbul).

  • Contact the U.

    S. Consulate General in Istanbul

    , located at 2 Uçsehitler Sokagi, 34460, Istinye, Sariyer, at +90-212-335-9000. 
  • Contact the U.

    S. Consulate in Adana

    , located at 212 Girne Bulvari, Guzelevler Mahallesi, Yuregir, Adana at +90-322-455-4100.
  • Contact the Consular Agency in Izmir at Izmir@state.gov.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.

    S. federal holidays).

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