US citizens in need of emergency assistance are advised to contact the diplomatic agencies by phone or email.
After US President Joseph Biden’s statement on the Armenian Genocide, all US diplomatic agencies in Turkey will suspend their work for two days as a precautionary measure.
The embassies and consulates of the United States have announced that they will be closed for the coming Monday and Tuesday.
“As a precautionary measure, the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul, the U.S. Consulate in Adana, and the U.S. Consular Agency in Izmir will be closed for daily services and visa support to U.S. citizens on Monday, April 26, and Tuesday, April 27,” the press release said.
It is assumed that demonstrations or protest actions may begin in Turkish cities after the words of the head of the White House, so on April 26 and 27, the work of the US Embassy in Ankara, the Consulate General of the country in Istanbul, the consulate in Adana and the consular agency in Izmir will be suspended.
The Foreign Ministry recommended that U.S. citizens avoid areas around U.S. government buildings and “ exercise increased caution in places where Americans or foreigners may gather.”
The United States officially recognized the mass killings of ethnic Armenians in the early 20th century in the Ottoman Empire as genocide.