Turkish tourism to be first victim of Russian jet crisis

Russians are the second-largest national group visiting Turkey according to government statistics. (Photo: Cihan) In a deeply worrying turn of events on Tuesday, Turkish tour operators were biting their nails after Turkey’s downing of a Russia 1 n fighter jet provoked Moscow to urge citizens to avoid Turkey trips, potentially meaning a major blow to the country’s nearly $4 billion in revenue from Russian visitors per year

Report: European Turks less keen in homeland holidays

The number of Turks living in the EU reached 5.4 million this year. (Photo: Cihan, Kadri K l ) The number of Turkish expatriates living in Europe 1 and spending their holidays in Turkey dropped significantly, from 2.7 million in 2014 to 1.9 million in 2015, a decrease that shows the declining appeal of the country for Turks 2 living abroad.