According to the statement made by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the number of foreign visitors in the first 4 months of the year increased by 27.51 percent compared to the same period of the previous year and reached 9 million 533 thousand 933.
With the statistics of the citizens residing abroad for the period of January-March 2023, the number of visitors was 11 million 93 thousand 247.
The Russian Federation ranked first among the countries sending the most visitors to Turkey in the first 4 months of the year.
The number of visitors from Russia increased by 134.94 percent compared to the same period of the previous year and became 1 million 153 thousand 341, followed by Germany with an increase of 18.74 percent and 966 thousand 336 visitors. Bulgaria ranked third with an increase of 17.45 percent and 797 thousand 956 visitors. Iran and England followed Bulgaria.
The rate of increase in April was 29.03 percent
Turkey hosted 3 million 321 thousand 824 foreign visitors in April, with an increase of 29.03 percent compared to the same month of the previous year.
In the ranking of the countries sending the most visitors to Turkey in April, Germany ranked first with an increase of 16.72 percent compared to the same month of the previous year, Russian Federation took the second place with an increase of 192.48 percent, and England took the third place with an increase of 24.16 percent. Bulgaria and Iran followed England.