Protest

23
Nov
17:51 UTC

Turkey Tactical: Anti-government protests ongoing in Istanbul’s Kadikoy, Kurtulus districts during evening hours (local time) of November 23; maintain heightened vigilance

Please be advised:

  • Emerging reports indicate that protesters are currently marching in Istanbul’s Kadikoy and Kurtulus districts during the evening hours (local time) of November 23.  
  • Video footage shows that police forces have attempted to block protesters from marching in Kurtulus District.  
  • Additional reports indicate that security forces have erected security barricades around Istanbul’s Taksim Square in anticipation of protest activity.  
  • The protesters are reportedly chanting slogans calling for the government to resign amid the severe devaluation of the Turkish lira. 

Recommendations:

  1. Those operating or residing in Istanbul during the evening hours of November 23 are advised to maintain heightened vigilance in the vicinity of Kadikoy and Kurtulus districts, as well as Taksim Square, due to the reported protest activity and the potential for localized scuffles to materialize.  
  2. Remain cognizant of the potential for further spontaneous protests in other areas of central Istanbul for the remainder of November 23.  
COUNTRY RISK LEVEL Medium
AFFECTED AREA Kadikoy, Kurtulus, Istanbul; Turkey
INCIDENT RISK LEVEL Medium
STRENGTH OF SOURCE Credible

Please be advised:

  • Emerging reports indicate that protesters are currently marching in Istanbul’s Kadikoy and Kurtulus districts during the evening hours (local time) of November 23.  
  • Video footage shows that police forces have attempted to block protesters from marching in Kurtulus District.  
  • Additional reports indicate that security forces have erected security barricades around Istanbul’s Taksim Square in anticipation of protest activity.  
  • The protesters are reportedly chanting slogans calling for the government to resign amid the severe devaluation of the Turkish lira. 

Recommendations:

  1. Those operating or residing in Istanbul during the evening hours of November 23 are advised to maintain heightened vigilance in the vicinity of Kadikoy and Kurtulus districts, as well as Taksim Square, due to the reported protest activity and the potential for localized scuffles to materialize.  
  2. Remain cognizant of the potential for further spontaneous protests in other areas of central Istanbul for the remainder of November 23.  
COUNTRY RISK LEVEL Medium
AFFECTED AREA Kadikoy, Kurtulus, Istanbul; Turkey
INCIDENT RISK LEVEL Medium
STRENGTH OF SOURCE Credible

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