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Tourism up 128% in Turkey with travelers from Germany, Russia

Turkey's foreign visitors are up despite concern that the Russian invasion of Ukraine would hurt its tourism industry this year.
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International tourist arrivals to Turkey have increased significantly this year. 

More than 23 million foreigners visited Turkey from January through July of 2022, already a 128% increase from the more than 10 million in the entirety of 2021, the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism said in a data release Monday. 

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