Demonstrations continue in Taksim Square and Gezi Park, Istanbul, Turkey

As soon as Turkish authorities reopened Gezi Park in Istanbul, they promptly closed it again to push demonstrators into the streets with water cannons and tear gas. Riot police dispersed any crowds of 30 or more people in side streets. Water cannon and tear gas were also used to clear out Taksim Square. Travellers to Turkey should be aware of the heightened political tension in the country and avoid all public gatherings and political demonstrations.

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