Annually, 1.75 million Iranian tourists visit Turkey

Business Materials 12 May 2016 17:33 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, May. 12

By Emil Ilgar - Trend:

About 1.75 million Iranian tourists visit Turkey annually, Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi, who serves as the Iranian co-chairman of Joint Iran-Turkey Economic, Commercial and Cultural Commission announced on May 12.

"Iran wants to receive Turkish tourists as well," Vaezi said during a meeting with Mahir Unal the minister of culture and tourism of Turkey, IRNA reported.

Vaezi also said that Iran is keen to have a $30 billion-worth trade turnover with Turkey.

According to official statistics, Turkey's tourism income in 1Q16 reached $4 billion, about 16 percent less than in the same period last year. The country's total tourism income reached about $31.5 billion in 2015.

Turkey exported $3.67 billion to Iran and imported $6.1 billion from this country in 2015. in total the trade turnover decreased by $2.43 billion last year, compared to 2014.