The U.S. Embassy in Ankara has opened a crisis center dedicated to supporting U.S. citizens in earthquake-affected areas of Turkey.

Key Points:

  • U.S. citizens in need of information on transportation options from earthquake-affected provinces to Ankara should email
  • U.S. citizens in need of emergency assistance because of the earthquakes should email or call +90-312-455-5555.
  • American Citizens Services are also available at the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul and the U.S. Consulate in Adana.

Additional Information: In its most recent security alert, the State Department noted that commercial air and bus routes remain open from areas affected by the 7.8 earthquake on Feb. 6 and several aftershocks. The State Department outlined several steps individuals in quake-affected areas should take, including monitoring local media and avoiding crowds and large gatherings. U.S. citizens in Turkey are also encouraged to  enroll in STEP to receive security and advisory information. More information is available here.

This alert has been provided by the BAL U.S. Practice Group. For additional information, please contact

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