Is Istanbul safe for tourists?

By Talya Arditi, for CNNUpdated 13th June 2013
Despite scenes such as this, many tourists around the city say they feel safe and welcomed.
Despite scenes such as this, many tourists around the city say they feel safe and welcomed.
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Timothy Ash of Standard Bank discusses Turkey's economic outlook amid the country's unrest.
Ian Lee reports from Ankara, Turkey, where protests have been festive amid calls for government officials to resign.
Thousands gathered at Taksim Square after riot police cracked down on protests on June 12  in Istanbul.
Thousands gathered at Taksim Square after riot police cracked down on protests on June 12 in Istanbul.
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