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15 Jan 2019 | 09:20 PM UTC

Turkey: Protest reported near US Consulate in Istanbul on January 15

Turkey News Alert

Protest reported in front of the US Consulate General in Istanbul on January 15; further demonstrations possible in the coming days

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/15/2019, 1:00 AM until 1/19/2019, 12:59 AM (Asia/Istanbul). COUNTRY/REGION Istanbul

Event

A demonstration was reported in front of the US Consulate General in Istanbul on the early afternoon (local time) of Tuesday, January 15. According to local sources, demonstrators gathered in front of the consulate starting at 13:00 to protest recent statements made by US President Donald Trump against Turkey. Further associated demonstrations are possible in Istanbul and other urban areas in Turkey in the coming days.

Context

On January 13, US President Donald Trump threated to sanction Turkey economically should they carry out military operations against Kurdish forces in northern Syria.

Advice

Individuals in Turkey are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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