Published On: Tue, Aug 1st, 2017

Turkey receives highest number of visitors from Russia in first 6 months 2017

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism has announced that the number of foreign visitors in 2017 surpassed 2016 in the first six months and in June. According to the ministry statement, the number of foreign visitors increased by 14.05 percent in the first six months and 43.01 percent in June compared to the previous year. Russia was the country to send most tourists to Turkey.

According to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the number of foreign visitors coming to Turkey reached 3 million 486 thousand (+) in June. Based on the first six months of the year, the number of foreign visitors in the January-June period of 2017 increased by 14.05 percent compared to the same period of the previous year and recahed12 million 249 thousand 449.

In said period, Russia ranked first among all countries with the highest number of visitors reaching 1 million 692 thousand (+). Germany was the second on the list with 1 million 246 thousand 744 people, and Georgia was the third with 1 million 73 thousand 271 people.

In terms of most visited cities in the country Istanbul, Antalya and Edirne ranked top of list. 4 million 389 thousand 819 tourists visited Istanbul while Antalya received 3 million 273 thousand 91 guests and Edirne hosted1 million 191 thousand 799 tourists.

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