Turkey sees 30 percent rise in number of tourists
The number of tourists visiting Turkey in the first half of 2018 surged 30 percent year-onyear, Turk sh M n ster of Culture and Tour sm sa d on July 27. “Some 16 m ll on fore gners v s ted our country n the f rst s x months of th s year,” Mehmet Ersoy said during his visit to the southern holiday resort city of Antalya. Ersoy stated that Antalya recorded the h ghest number of v s tors w th more than 6.6 m ll on. “We have a tour st target of 14 m ll on (for Antalya). We w ll reach th s,” Ersoy said. He underlined that if they manage to reap more revenue compared to the r s ng tourism, it will be a success.