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26 May 2019 | 05:01 AM UTC

Turkey: Pensioner protest scheduled in Istanbul May 26

Turkey News Alert

Protesters plan large public demonstration in Istanbul’s Yenikapi on May 26 over retirement policies; localized disruptions likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/26/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/26/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Istanbul). COUNTRY/REGION Istanbul, Yenikapi (Istanbul)


A protest over retirement and pension policies is scheduled in the Yenikapi area of Istanbul on Sunday, May 26, from 12:00 to 15:00 (local time). Activists expect around 2 million people to participate in the demonstration. Localized disruptions, including increased congestion, crowded public transportation conditions, and a heightened security presence, are likely during and after the protest.


Individuals in Istanbul are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the area of the protest as a precaution, and anticipate localized disruptions.


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