Over 150,000 tourists from Central Asia visit Turkey in July
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 3
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
In July 2018, 152,097 citizens of the Central Asian countries, namely, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, visited Turkey, the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry told Trend Sept. 3.
According to the ministry, 85,406 Kazakh citizens visited Turkey in July 2018, which is 4.03 percent less compared to July 2017.
In July 2018, 1.51 percent accounted for the share of Kazakh citizens in a total number of the foreigners, who visited Turkey, compared to 1.75 percent in July 2017.
According to the ministry, in July 2018, 9,385 Kyrgyz citizens visited Turkey, which is 7.46 percent less compared to July 2017.
In July 2018, 0.17 percent accounted for the share of Kyrgyz citizens in a total number of foreign citizens who visited Turkey, compared to 0.20 percent in July 2017.
In July 2018, 26,835 tourists from Uzbekistan, 4,785 tourists from Tajikistan and 25,686 tourists from Turkmenistan visited Turkey.
The share of Uzbek citizens in the total number of foreigners who visited Turkey in July 2018 was 0.47 percent, the share of Tajik citizens - 0.08 percent, the share of Turkmen citizens - 0.45 percent.
"In January-July 2018, 650,379 tourists from Central Asia visited Turkey," the ministry said.
The ministry noted that 5,671,801 tourists visited Turkey in July 2018, which is 11.74 percent more than in the same period of 2017.
Some 761,278 tourists from Germany, 354,851 - from the UK, 218,685 - from the Netherlands and 199,684 tourists from Ukraine visited Turkey in July 2018, and 4,142,303 tourists who visited Turkey in July 2018, fall to the share of other countries.
During the above-mentioned period, 2,103,421 tourists, accounting for 37.09 percent of the total number of tourists, visited the Turkish province of Antalya.
In July 2018, 1,502,397 tourists, accounting for 26.49 percent of the total number of tourists, visited Istanbul.
As of January-July 2018, 21,639,802 tourists visited Turkey, which is 24.9 percent more than in January-July 2017.
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