Demonstrations in Turkey

In the past, demonstrations popping up with cities across Turkey have led to violence in the streets. In Istanbul, these demonstrations tend to be held in Taksim Square, in Istiklal Street and the Basiktas and Kadikoy districts. More recently, demonstrations have been held in Okmeydani. Tourists are warned to avoid any demonstration and get out of the area should one develop as police often use water cannon and tear gas to disperse these protests.