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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens #2

January 31, 2010

Gunfire Near Consulate in Adana

This Warden Message alerts U.S. citizens that there was gunfire near the U.S. Consulate in Adana on the evening of January 30 at approximately 2215.  Initial reports indicate that four or five bullets struck the consulate building and police facilities located there.  There were no injuries.  Turkish National Police are investigating, and the consulate and embassy are cooperating closely with them. The consulate will be open for regular business on February 1.
We remind American citizens to exercise caution and be alert to large demonstrations or suspicious activity.  American citizens should stay current with media coverage of local events and be aware of their surroundings at all times.
Americans traveling abroad should regularly monitor the U.S. Embassy’s website and the Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs website, where current Worldwide Cautions, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information can be found.  The U.S. Consulate also encourages U.S. citizens to review to "A Safe Trip Abroad," which includes valuable security information for those both living and traveling abroad.  In addition to information on the Internet, travelers may obtain up-to-date information on security conditions by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the U.S. and Canada, or outside the U.S. and Canada on a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444.  In Turkey, travelers can contact the U.S. Consulate in Adana at 0322-346-6262 during and after business hours.