11 Sep 2013

Current situation in Istanbul

Istanbul updatesLast night protests took place in the area at the bottom of Istiklal street, in response to the death of a 22-year-old man, during clashes with police in the southeast of the country. We are aware that some of our participants may have been caught up in the area affected by the protests.  Please rest assured that the EAIE is closely monitoring the situation in cooperation with our local partners and participant safety is our main priority.

Current reports indicate that protests were only located in this concentrated area, and not elsewhere in the city. If your hotel is located in the affected area and you would feel more comfortable changing hotels, please go to the hotel and tours desk in the main lobby of the conference centre and we will assist you in trying to find new accommodation.

The conference programme is continuing as planned and we will keep participants informed of developments via the website, e-mail and social media channels. In the event that the EAIE should need to modify any upcoming networking event, registered participants will be notified via e-mail. For those networking events for which registration is not required, please check the EAIE website for any news.