Turkey has received more than 40 million tourists in the 10 month period January to October, smashing the year end target with 2 months to spare. This is a year on year increase of 22.4% compared to the same period last year.
These visitors comprised 35.6 million foreigners and around 5 million Turkish citizens living overseas. The top 3 visiting countries were Russia with 5.26 million visitors, Germany (4.16 million) and the U.K. (2.16 million).
The capital of Turkish tourism, Antalya, was the most visited destination, accounting for 33.7% (12 million) of all foreign visitors – Istanbul was a close second with 11.3 million.