The Saturday Mothers group is planning to stage a demonstration in Galatasaray Square in Istanbul (Istanbul province) from 12:00 (local time) on Saturday, October 13, to honor family members who vanished while detained by state authorities. A heightened security presence and road closures are expected near the demonstration site; clashes between demonstrators and security forces cannot be ruled out. Similar demonstrations are to be anticipated weekly in Istanbul in the near-term.
Individuals in Istanbul are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all demonstrations and protests as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.
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