Turkey's Tourism Took a Hit in 2016
Tourism in Turkey
While European holidaymakers and business people (notably the British and Germans) are still reluctant to pay a visit to Turkey, visitor numbers nevertheless increased from January to May 2017 by 16.3 percent when compared to the same time frame of the previous year. However, Russian citizens are increasingly making up for the declining tourist numbers from other countries: with more than 928,000 visitors coming from Russia up until the end of May, Germany was displaced as the largest source of tourism for Turkey.
This graphic illustrates the number of foreign visitors arriving in Turkey per year and quarter in thousands.