Roughly 2 million Iranian citizens visit Turkey in 2010

Business Materials 27 January 2011 16:46

Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 27 / Trend A.Akhundov /

Some 1.885 million Iranian citizens visited Turkey in 2010, which is 36.28 percent more than the figure in 2009, the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry reported. In 2009, 1.383 million Iranian citizens visited Turkey.

The figure comprises 6.58 percent of the total number of foreigners, who visited Turkey in 2010. The figure was 5.11 percent in 2009.

The total number of foreign citizens, who visited the country in 2010, amounted to 28.632 million people, which is 5.74 percent more than in 2009. During this period, mainly citizens of Germany, Russia, Great Britain and Iran visited the country.

In December 2010, 100,367 Iranian citizens visited Turkey (8.61 percent of the total number), whereas in December 2009, Turkey was visited by 93,021 Iranian citizens (7.59 percent).