Culture and Tourism Minister Numan Kurtulmuş has announced that 2019 is to be the year of Russian culture in Turkey and vice versa at Russia’s biggest tourism event, according to state news agency Anadolu.
“The Russian market has great importance for Turkish tourism. 2019 will be the Year of Turkish Culture in Russia, and the Year of Russian Culture in Turkey, giving our two nations the chance to know each other better,” he said.
Turkey had a 1,254-square-metre stall at the 25th Moscow International Travel and Tourism Exhibition with seven sections showing off different aspects of the country.
“Some 4.7 million Russian tourists visited Turkey last year. Attracting a total of 32.4 million foreign visitors, Turkey returned as a major tourism destination in the world market,” Kurtulmuş said.