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Turkey wants from 2023 annually fifty million tourists welcome

Turkey wants from 2023 annually fifty million tourists welcome

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In 2023, there should be annually fifty million tourists to Turkey. That ambition comes from the newly installed Turkish minister of Culture and Tourism, Numan Kurtulmuş.

Tourism to Turkey late this year recovery after the threat of terrorism, political unrest, and the diplomatic crisis with Russia.

In the first half of this year, over 12.2 million tourists to Turkey, an increase of 14 percent compared with a year earlier. At the peak in 2014 there were approximately 42 million tourists to the country, but in later years he dropped the number of visitors significantly.

The new minister states that fifty million foreign visitors are good for a turnover of fifty billion dollars, which is a strong impetus for the Turkish economy.

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