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The U.S. Embassy to Turkey has issued a warning to its citizens in Turkey about potential violence. DAILY NEWS photo/Selahattin SÖNMEZ

The U.S. Embassy to Turkey has issued a warning to its citizens in Turkey about potential violence. DAILY NEWS photo/Selahattin SÖNMEZ

The U.S. Embassy to Turkey has issued a warning to its citizens in Turkey about potential violence, the Hürriyet Daily News has learned.

The embassy issued a warning letter for the attention of American citizens, reminding of the tension in the country that has been ongoing since last week.

The Daily News has also learned that U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Francis Ricciardone has canceled a trip to the U.S. due to the ongoing unrest in Turkey. He had been due to attend an American-Turkish Council meeting.

Meanwhile, the German Foreign Ministry has urged German citizens to stay away from demonstrations, according to German Embassy spokesman Peter Kettner.

Germany also called on Monday for calm and for dialogue in Turkey after days of clashes between anti-government protesters and police.

June/03/2013

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