For those heading to the country for business or holidays, the tourism office have issued no warnings.

“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,” said the press release.

“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.”