Travel warning: United States Embassy in Ankara, Turkey is warning US citizens


The United States Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, informed US citizens minutes ago that shots have been heard in Ankara and both bridges in Istanbul, Bosphorous, and Fatih Sultan Mehmet are now closed. The Turkish Government states that elements of the Turkish army are attempting an uprising, security forces are taking action to contain it, and some buildings are under blockade.

We urge US 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 US 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.


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