The U.S. Embassy in Ankara said
on Tuesday the State Department has
authorised the voluntary departure of
employees' family members in Turkey after a
failed military coup.
Turkey's declaration of a state of emergency
also prompted the State Department to change
the status, the Embassy said in an e-mailed
security message to Americans resident in
"During this period, U.S. citizens in Turkey may
see an increase in police or military activities
and restrictions on movement," it said.
Supporters of various political parties gather in
Istanbul's Taksim Square and wave Turkey's
national flags during the Republic and
Democracy Rally organised by main opposition
Republican People's Party (CHP), Turkey,


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