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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Amid Turkey’s protests, some tourists are swept along

An employee of a hotel pushes a trolley with tourists’ suitcases after a weekend night protest at Taksim square in Istanbul. Turkey has seen the largest anti-government protests in years over the last week, as protesters and riot police clash in Istanbul, Ankara and some other cities. Turkey says it attracted more than 31.5 million foreign tourists in 2011, ranking it among the top 10 most popular tourist destination nations in the world, according to its tourism website.