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Turkey welcomes 1.87M foreign visitors in February

24.03.23 17:27
A total of 1.87 million tourists visited Turkey in February 2023, a rise of 21.35% from last year, according to official data released on Friday.

February figures stood at 1.54 million in 2022 and nearly 538,000 in 2021, said Turkey's Culture and Tourism Ministry.

Istanbul, Turkey’s largest city by population, was on top of the list for foreign visitors, attracting 1.08 million tourists.

It was followed by Edirne, a city in Turkey's northwest bordering Bulgaria and Greece, with 222,554 visitors and the resort town of Antalya welcomed 196,492 tourists.

At 1.87 million, Russians made up 12.17% of all visitors, followed by Bulgarians at nearly 151,000, Germans nearly 149,000, Iranians 113,000, and Georgians at 104,000.

In Janaury-February, Turkey attracted 3.88 million foreign visitors, up 37.3% year-on-year.