tourism in the East

Will Russians travel to Turkey without passports?

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Ankara an Moscow has started talks to allow Russian nationals to travel to Turkey without a passport. "We’ve started meetings in order to pave the way …

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Mehmet Samsar: We're bringing Turkey to Russia

Russians who have hever visited Turkey will be able to learn more about the republic during the Year of Cultures of Russia and Turkey, Turkish Ambassador to Russia, Mehmet Samsar, told correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza. …

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 Record number of Russians visit Turkey in 2018

Russian citizens topped the list of foreign tourists entering Turkey in 2018, according to the Turkish Interior Ministry's statement. The ministry's Directorate General of Migration Management said that nearly 6 million Russians …

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 Kazakhstan starts issuing electronic visas

A procedure for obtaining electronic visas for foreigners was introduced in Kazakhstan from January 1, 2019. The visa is issued on the basis of the current invitation of the Kazakh side, issued in the migration service of the Kazakh …

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Year of Göbeklitepe starts in Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan declared 2019 as the year of Göbeklitepe. Speaking during his address at ruling Justice and Development Party's (AK Party) parliamentary group meeting, Erdogan said that …

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 Kazakhstan to subsidise 16 tourist air routes

The Civil Aviation Committee (CAC) of the Ministry of Investment and Development of Kazakhstan has announced a contest for 16 tourist routes. It is planned to be held in 16 subsidized directions connecting the regions of Kazakhstan, the …

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Saudi Arabia to offer e-visa for special events

Saudi Arabia will offer an electronic visa for foreign visitors to attend sporting events and concerts from December. The visa process will be introduced in time for a motor race on December 15, according to a statement by the General …

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Iran's big plans for its tourism industry crash

Iran's once optimistic tourism industry has been left in disarray following the reintroduction of U.S. sanctions against Tehran in early August. The move by President Donald Trump has led to tourists shying away from Iran, …

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