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No Decrease Expected in Number of Russian Tourists to Turkey

No Decrease Expected in Number of Russian Tourists to Turkey

The crisis in Ankara-Moscow relations will not lead to decrease in the number of Russian tourists visiting Turkey, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Feb. 22.

He noted that it is not the first year the Russian tourists visit Turkey, TRT Haber TV channel reported. Turkey will make every effort to increase the number of tourists visiting the country, according to the prime minister. It was earlier reported that the number of Russian tourists visiting Turkey’s resort province of Antalya in January 2016, decreased by 81.14 percent compared to January 2015.

As many as 2,427 Russian tourists visited Antalya in January 2016. The number of German tourists visiting Antalya dropped by 16 percent and stood at 44,262 in January 2016. This is while the number of tourists from Israel visiting this resort province increased by 122 percent during the year, and totalled 4,475 in January 2016.