Turkey wants to welcome 6,00,000 tourists from Israel

Published on : Thursday, February 9, 2017

TurkeyNavi Avci, the Minister of Culture and Tourism of Turkey said on Tuesday that the country has been missing it share of Israeli visitors. He expects that their number would almost double in the following year.

 

Currently, the tourism minister is visiting Israel to promote the touristic relations of the two countries.

 

It is also inaugurating the Turkish center in Jaffa.

 

Avci said that Turkey expects the two nations would be reconciliated. This would actually go a long way in motivating a large number of Israeli tourists to Turkish vacation spots. He also added that the Turkish government welcomes tourists from Israel with open arms, according to the normal Turkish tradition.

 

Over the last year, as much as 2,60,000 Israeli tourists had paid visit to the country of Turkey.

 

He continued to assert that Turkey is quite keen to welcome 6,00,000 tourists from Israel.

 

The minister had arrived in Israel and was accompanied by a large delegation. He is the senior-most Turkey official who has arrived in Israel ever since the Israeli raid on the Turkish boat Mavi Marmara that was bound for Gaza. The incident had claimed the lives of 10 Turkish citizens and led to 6 years of diplomatic freeze between these two nations.

 

The peak of Israeli tourism to Turkey was prior to the Marmara raid. That time, Turkey had embraced about 530,000 tourists a year.

 

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