Turkey, China discuss boosting tourism cooperatio­n

Dünya Executive - - OVERVIEW -

On November 29, Turkey’s culture and tour sm m n ster, Mehmet Nur Ersoy, met h s Ch nese counterpar­t, Luo Shugang, n Ankara to talk about strengthen ng tour sm cooperat on. In a closed-door meet ng, the two spoke about ways to attract more Ch nese tour sts to Turkey, m n stry sources sa d, speak ng on cond t on of anonym ty due to restr ct ons on speak ng to the med a. They also d scussed mutual steps for establ sh ng a branch n Ch na of the Yunus Emre Inst tute, a Turk sh cultural center. Later, speak ng to reporters at

Be j ng’s Nat onal Centre for the Perform ng

Arts, Ersoy sa d Turkey was keen on expand ng ts cultural act v t es n Ch na. Both Ch na and Turkey are pleased about the ncrease n the number of Ch nese tour sts com ng to Turkey, w th 2018 celebrated n Ch na as the Year of

Turk sh Tour sm, he added. “We have dec ded to expand our cultural act v t es w th var ous events n 2019,” Ersoy sa d. “Our expectat on s to reach over one m ll on Ch nese tour sts.”

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