The US embassy in Türkiye warned Americans on Monday of possible attacks against churches, synagogues, and diplomatic missions in Istanbul, marking its second such notice in four days, following Quran-burning incidents in Europe.
In an updated security alert, the US embassy said "possible imminent retaliatory attacks by terrorists" could take place in areas frequented by Westerners, especially the city's Beyoglu, Galata, Taksim, and Istiklal neighborhoods.
Turkish authorities are investigating the matter, it added.
On Friday, several embassies in Ankara including those of the United States, Germany, France and Italy issued security alerts over possible retaliatory attacks against places of worship, following separate incidents in which the holy Quran was burned in Sweden, Netherlands and Denmark.
On Saturday, Türkiye warned its citizens against "possible Islamophobic, xenophobic and racist attacks" in the United States and Europe.