US embassy warns citizens after İzmir attack
ANKARAThe U.S. Embassy has issued a warning to its citizens to avoid an area of İzmir’s Bayraklı district following an attack near a courthouse in the vicinity.
“The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that extremist groups are continuing aggressive efforts to conduct attacks in areas where U.S. citizens and expatriates reside or frequent,” read the statement on Jan. 5.
The embassy urged U.S. citizens to be “aware of their immediate surroundings and avoid large crowds or crowded places when possible, especially in locations where Westerners, tourists, and expatriates are known to frequent, including but not limited to restaurants, commercial centers, places of worship, and transportation hubs.”
“U.S. citizens are reminded to review personal security plans, ensure communication connectivity, to remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and to monitor local news for breaking events. Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security,” said the embassy.