Just in from the Turkish Culture & Tourism Office in London UK. The Ministry of Culture and Tourism has issued an official statement regarding the recent demonstrations in Istanbul and other locations across Turkey.
From London: As shown in the international media in the last few days, there have been protests in Istanbul and a number of other provinces regarding the redevelopment of Taksim’s Gezi Park.
As of today, there are currently no problems being experienced with either transport or security in Istanbul or any of our tourism regions and thus every sort of touristic activity is carrying on as normal.
Flights in and out of Turkey have not been affected by these events and are running as scheduled. The Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism continues to take every precaution regarding the safety of visitors to the country.
Readers interested in more information may visit www.gototurkey.co.uk, www.goturkey.com, or follow the ministry via their Twitter @TCTO_UK or at Facebook.com/turkishtourismofficeUK