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04 Jan 2020 | 08:00 AM UTC

Turkey: Mourners gather in Istanbul on January 4

Groups mourning Iranian general Soleimani gather in Istanbul on January 4; transportation disruptions likely



On Saturday, January 4, people have gathered at the Iranian Embassy in Istanbul to mourn al-Quds force commander Qasem Suleimani. Large gatherings, heightened security measures, and transportation disruptions are to be expected in the vicinity of the embassy. Other public and commemorative events may take place in the capital.


Individuals in Istanbul are advised to avoid all protests as a precaution, monitor the situation, allow ample travel time, and obey instructions issued by local authorities.