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Turkish vaccinated tourism video provokes anger

Foreign tourists are exempt from Turkey's coronavirus lockdown, and hospitality workers were given priority in receiving the vaccine.
"enjoyed — i'm vaccinated" face mask

A recent Turkish government tourism video about post-pandemic travel angered people in the country. 

Turkey’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism published a video on social media Thursday in an attempt to entice foreign visitors to come to the picturesque Turkish Riviera. The video showed mostly maskless tourists and hospitality employees with face masks reading “enjoy — I’m vaccinated.” The video said tourists will encounter “sanitized resorts and vaccinated staff” as part of the ministry’s Safe Tourism initiative. 

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