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18 Jan 2020 | 10:52 AM UTC

Turkey: Demonstrations scheduled in Istanbul, Ankara, and Izmir January 19

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Commemorative events planned in Istanbul, Ankara, and Izmir January 19; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/18/2020, 1:00 AM until 1/20/2020, 12:59 AM (Europe/Istanbul). COUNTRY/REGION Turkey


Several demonstrations will take place across Turkey on Sunday, January 19, to commemorate the assassination of Hrant Dink, murdered in 2007 by a Turkish nationalist. In Istanbul, participants plan to gather at 15:00 (local time) in front of the Agos newspaper building. Further protests are expected in Ankara at 15:00 on Adakale street, and in Izmir at 15:00 at the Türkan Saylan Cultural Center. Additional protests are possible in other urban centers across Turkey.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are to be expected near all demonstration sites.


Hrant Dink was the editor in chief of the Turkish-Armenian newspaper Agos. He was shot three times by a Turkish nationalist on January 19, 2007.


Individuals in Turkey are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate a heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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