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Turkey's 8-mo foreign tourist arrivals rise 10.67%

ANKARA (Turkey), September 23 (SeeNews) - The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Turkey increased 10.67% to 24.1 million people in the first eight months of 2013, the country's tourism ministry said Monday.

In August alone, the number of foreign visitors in Turkey rose 10.64% on the year to 4.9 million people, data from the ministry's August bulletin showed. In July, foreign tourist arrivals in Turkey rose by 0.48% year-on-year.

Visitors from Russia had the largest share in the total number of foreign visitors to Turkey in August, of 14.87%, followed by visitors from Germany, the UK, Georgia, the Netherlands, Bulgaria, France, Iran, Iraq, Syria, among others.

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