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MOSCOW, June 4 (Itar-Tass) - The Russian Federal Agency for Tourism (Rostourism) has recommended all Russians vacationing in Turkey to stay away from places of mass protests and demonstrations.
The agency said on its website on Tuesday that it was closely watching the developments in Turkey where a political situation had aggravated in recent days.
"According to the Russian general consulate in Antalya, the situation in the tourist areas remains calm and stable. Nevertheless, Rostourism recommends Russian tourists who want to visit Istanbul and other major cities to stay away from places of mass public actions,” the Russian Federal Agency for Tourism went on to say.
Irina Tyurina, the press secretary of the Russian Union of the Tourist Industry, told Itar-Tass that all Russian tourists were vacationing on beaches and probably did not even know about protests in administrative centers.
"We certainly tell those who travel to Istanbul about the situation there. We warn them that they should be cautious and stay away from riots. But this city is not a mass tourist destination. Russians go there on excursions which last for two or three days,” Tyurina said.
Turkey has been swept by riots for the past two days. A wave of protests started in Istanbul and later spread to all major Turkish cities.