Turkish tourism remains unaffected by post-coup emergency

Published on : Wednesday, October 19, 2016

turkish-tourismThe ongoing emergency state in Turkey after the military coup hasn’t affected its tourism business in any way, as said by the country’s Minister of Culture and Tourism. It has, in fact, brought better security.


The minister said to local and foreign tour operators and other tourism sector representatives that the emergency had no negative impact on incoming tourists and daily life isn’t hampered at vacation resorts.


Tour operators are agreeing that the emergency has brought improved security. Turkey was rocked by terror attacks on July 15 and Ankara declared a state of emergency as an aftermath to prevent possible second attempt. Streets had vigilance and rallies.


The minister said that public life hasn’t changed after the coup and the whole thing was misinterpreted to foreigners. Due to the coup attempt, the tourism sector experienced losses with a decline in bookings due to a state of uncertainty but it started recovering soon after.


Airports remained open even after the terror attack and were fully operative. The minister said that tourism in Turkey might experience a temporary setback but it will recuperate soon.


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