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Turkiye welcomes over 29 mln foreign tourists

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Foreign tourist arrivals leaped more than 108 percent in January-August from the same period of 2021 to 29.3 million, data from the Culture and Tourism Ministry has shown. reports that some 3.9 million Germans visited Turkiye in the first eight months, topping the list of foreign tourists, followed by Russians.

This was above the 1.9 million German holidaymakers the country attracted a year ago. Despite the ongoing war in Ukraine, more than 3 million Russians came to the country, accounting for 10 percent of all foreign tourist arrivals. Between January-August, 2.5 million Russian vacationed in Turkiye.

Britons ranked third at 2.4 million, while 1.7 million Bulgarian nationals visited Turkiye in January-August.

Turkiye also hosted more than 1.5 million Iranian tourists in the first eight months of 2022.

Including Turkish citizens residing abroad, the total number of visitors reached 32.5 million people, said the ministry.

2022.09.24 / 23:51
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