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Foreign Tourists Stay Away From Turkey in Record Numbers

  • Tourist arrivals fell 28 percent in April from a year earlier
  • Tourism hit by disputes with Russia, slew of bomb attacks
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Turkey Tourism: Arrivals Drop 28% in April

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Turkey experienced its biggest drop in foreign-tourist arrivals on record last month, as tensions with Russia and a series of deadly bombings kept visitors away from the country’s beaches.

The number of arrivals dropped for a ninth consecutive month, the longest streak of year-on-year declines in statistics that span a decade. The number of visitor fell by a record 28 percent to 1.75 million in April, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.