Turkiye’s Foreign Ministry in a statement on Sunday advised its citizens living in the US to avoid gatherings with wide participation for their safety.

The ministry said the US security units take measures against rallies that may occur in large gatherings, but also recalled some violent acts in the past where real bullets, electroshocks, and tear gas were used.

It recommended to avoid large rallies and events unless necessary, considering the possibility of exposure to violence in such events that are difficult to keep under control.

The ministry also advised Turkish citizens to avoid crowds, keep a low profile, stay away from protests, and inform their relatives of their whereabouts and follow the media reports for immediate developments.

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