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    People walk at Taksim Square, Istanbul's main business and entertainment center, which hosts a monument to Turkey's ubiquitous national hero, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, and other founders of the modern Turkish Republic. Last summer, Taksim Square was the scene of violent confrontations between police and protesters. But protests have faded, and Istanbul is quite calm now and as safe for tourists as it ever was.

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