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Turkey sees 30 percent rise in number of tourists

Turkey sees 30 percent rise in number of tourists

"The country welcomes 16 million foreign visitors from January to June," stated Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Ersoy.
27.07.2018 - 15:00

The number of tourists visiting Turkey in the first half of 2018 surged 30 percent year-on-year, Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism said on Friday.

"Some 16 million foreigners visited our country in the first six months of this year," Mehmet Ersoy said during his visit to the southern holiday resort city of Antalya.

Ersoy stated that Antalya recorded the highest number of visitors with more than 6.6 million during the same period. "We have a tourist target of 14 million (for Antalya). We will reach this," Ersoy said.

He underlined that if they manage to reap more revenue compared to the rising tourism, it will be a success.