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Travel Alert: Turkey
TURKEY Public Announcement
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesman
May 17, 2002
This Public Announcement is being issued to alert U.S. citizens to a
possible terrorist incident in Turkey. This Public Announcement expires on
May 22, 2002.
The U.S. Government has received unconfirmed and fragmentary information
that suggests unknown terrorists may be planning to conduct a terrorist
incident, possibly to include activities directed against Civil Aviation.
The Government of Turkey has already taken all prudent measures to address
this possible incident. The U.S. and Turkey continue to consult and
cooperate fully together in the war on terrorism.
The U.S. Embassy in Ankara is located at 110 Ataturk Boulevard.
The U.S. Consulates are located in the following Turkish cities:
Istanbul, at 104-108 Mesrutiyet Caddesi;
Adana, at the corner of Vali yolu and Ataturk Caddesi.
The U.S. Consular Agent in Izmir is located at Kazim Dirki Caddesi 13/8,
Atabay Is Merkezi, Daire 805.
Information about threats to American citizens, including the Department of
State's Worldwide Caution is available on the Internet at
http://travel.state.gov. For further information regarding travel to
Turkey, please consult the Department of State's latest Consular Information
Sheet for Turkey, which is available on the Internet at
http://travel.state.gov, and the U.S. Mission Turkey's websites: Embassy
Ankara's website is at http://www.usemb-ankara.org.tr; Consulate Istanbul's
website is at http://www.usconsulate-istanbul.org.tr.
In addition to information on the Internet, U.S. travelers may hear recorded
information by calling the Department of State in Washington, D.C. at
202-647-5225 from their touch-tone telephone, or receive information by
automated telefax by dialing
202-647-3000 from their fax machine. American citizens may contact the
Overseas Citizens Services Information Unit by telephone for up-to-date
information on security conditions in Turkey. The toll free telephone
number from within the United States is 888-407-4747. Overseas callers may