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88 Russians died in Turkey since the beginning of this season. About the Agency RIA Novosti said the Russian Ambassador to Ankara Aleksey erhov.
Also, there have been about 40 cases of medical evacuation.
According to the diplomat, such a significant number is related to the increase in tourist arrivals last year, Turkey was visited by about six million Russians, this year they will be even more.
Argov explained that the majority of incidents of “petty reasons”. as an example, he cited the elderly, who come to dramatically different from the Russian climate, and are taken to hospital with a stroke and heart attack. Another reason he called a traffic accident.
2 September it became known that Turkey topped the list of the most popular among Russian tourists countries. The second most popular destination was Finland, took third place in Kazakhstan.
In August one of the most popular Turkish resorts Antalya has set a record: in the period from 1 January to 22 August it was visited by 10 million tourists. The data of the Regional Department for culture and tourism indicate that the number of foreign tourists grew by 17.6 percent compared to the same period last year.
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