Protests in Istanbul, Turkey, over Suruç bombing

After the deadly explosion in Suruç, Turkey, near the Syrian border, thousands gathered in the Gazi district of Istanbul to protest the government's inability to prevent the attack. Police immediately responded with water cannon, tear gas and stun grenades to disperse the crowd.

Advice For Travellers

Most travellers to Turkey have no safety problems. However, travellers should be aware that demonstrations occur frequently in Turkey and have turned violent with police using water cannon and tear gas. To minimize safety risk, avoid all large public gatherings and protests since these situations have turned violent in the past.