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Turkey wasn't affected by Coxsackievirus

Turkish hoteliers denied information that appeared in the media about the spread of Coxsackievirus in local hotels. "This is not true," Osman Ayik, head of Turkish Hoteliers Federation, said. "Russian …

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More than 2 million Russians visit Antalya this year

The number of tourists coming to Antalya exceeded 5 million as of July 28 this year, a huge jump after the total number of tourists in the whole of last year was 6.181 million. The Governor of Antalya Münir Karaloğlu said …

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Turkey to keep 'all inclusive' service

The Turkish authorities do not intend to advise hotels to abandon the 'all inclusive' service, the country's Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister Hüseyin Yayman said, explaining that the system operates …

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Turkey imposes travel ban on 4000 Russians

Turkey has imposed travel ban on 4128 Russian citizens over their links to terrorist organizations, according to the Turkish Interior Ministry's report on the fight against the ISIS terrorist group. "53,781 citizens are banned …

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Iran abolish visas for Russian tourist groups

The Iranian government adopted a decree on visa abolition for tourist groups from Russia, the Iranian Cabinet said in a statement published on its website. "The Council of Ministers enacted to establish a mutual visa-free regime …

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 Iran seeks balanced tourism ties with Russia - media

Iran intends to achieve a balance between the inbound and outbound tourist flows that currently exist between the country and Russia, Iran's Vice President and Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization Chief, Zahra …

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 Seven-year-old Russian girl dies in Turkey’s Antalya

A seven-year-old Russian girl died after she fell off a hotel’s balcony in the Mediterranean province of Antalya, Doğan News Agency reported. Mirra Boraday had come to Turkey from Russia with her family to spend their holiday in …

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"Red tourism" to unite Russia and China

Russia and China signed two agreements on cooperation in the field of tourism. Signing of the agreements took place during the visit of Russian delegation to southern province of Guizhou. The sides discussed the development of "red …

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Turkey rejects appeal against ban on Booking.com

Turkish court has rejected online travel agent Booking.com's appeal against a ban on its activities, broadcaster NTV and the pro-government Yeni Safak newspaper reported. An Istanbul court banned Booking.com on March 29 for an …

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Russian tourist drowns in Dead Sea

A 67-year-old tourist from Russia drowned in the Dead Sea on Saturday, according to emergency services in Israel, IOL reports. "The man lay unconscious on the beach without a pulse and was not breathing," said Shanee Gamliel, …

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TÜROB: Istanbul’s tourism needs urgent measures

Istanbul’s tourism needs urgent measures implemented, otherwise, the city will lose 2017 as well, TÜROB President Timur Bayındır said. He also noted that Istanbul was most hit by Turkey’s tourism …

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Will Turkey allow Russians to enter without passports?

Ankara is ready to discuss with the Russian government the crossing of the Turkish border by Russian citizens without travel passports, the Turkish Foreing Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said at the meeting with representatives …

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Moscow and Cairo agree on safety of civil aircraft

Russian Transport Minister, Maxim Sokolov, announced today that the document on the Russian-Egyptian security cooperation on the civil aircraft was finalized. "The Egyptian side simply did not specify the date, place and time for …

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