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The foreign office has warned British tourists to be aware of and avoid anti-government demonstrations in Turkey, after tear gas and water cannon were used against the public for the second day in Istanbul.

A second day of violence has gripped the city, as hundreds of protestors returned to Taksim Square, the scene of much of discord on Friday after anti-government protests turned violent.

Police have remained in the square overnight, after pushing away activists protesting against the Turkish government's plans to pave over green space in the city.

On Friday, violence broke out at a demonstration against plans to pave over the leafy Gezi Park in Istanbul, one further sign of public discontent with the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party.

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