May Day demonstrations expected in Turkey

In Turkey, May Day, (Sunday, May 1) is usually a day of demonstrations by various groups. Planned rallies will take place in Ankara, Istanbul, Izmir, and Adana. Unplanned, spontaneous rallies could occur in other urban areas. Some demonstrations on May Day in the past have turned violent.

Advice For Travellers

Expect road closures and disruption or changes to public transportation. Have alternate routes planned. To minimize safety risk, avoid areas of protests or demonstrations. Even peaceful situations can quickly and unexpectedly escalate and become violent.

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