Nearly 11.5 million foreigners visit Turkey in Jan-May
Nearly 11.5 million foreigners visited Turkey in the first five months of 2018, the Culture and Tourism Ministry announced on June 29. The ministry said that the figure rose by 30.8 percent on a yearly basis, up from 8.8 million in January-May last year. Istanbul, Turkey’s largest city by population and one of its top tourist draws, saw the highest number of visitors, with nearly 4.9 million in the five-month period. The Mediterranean resort city Antalya came in second, with 2.64 million foreign visitors. As for the nationalities of foreign visitors, Russia took first place with 12.1 percent - some 1.4 million visitors - followed by Germany (9.7 percent) and Iran (8.55 percent).