Turkey Attracts Over 31 Million Visitors in 8 Months

Published September 30th, 2019 - 12:00 GMT
The historic metropolis of Istanbul followed with 32.2% or over 9.98 million foreign visitors in the same period
The historic metropolis of Istanbul followed with 32.2% or over 9.98 million foreign visitors in the same period. (Shutterstock)
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Number of foreigners visiting Turkey increases both in August, first 8 months

Turkey welcomed more than 31 million foreign visitors during the first eight months of this year, according to new data released by Culture and Tourism Ministry on Monday.

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The number of foreigners visiting the country soared 14.7% in the January-August period on an annual basis, according to the data.

The Mediterranean resort city of Antalya was the top destination for tourists, hosting 33.3% of all visitors -- around 10.3 million.

The historic metropolis of Istanbul followed with 32.2% or over 9.98 million foreign visitors in the same period.

Northwestern Edirne province, which borders both Bulgaria and Greece, received the third-highest number of foreigners, with 2.99 million during the first eight months.


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