Istanbul 2020: one of the ten richest, most modern and influential countries in the world
By Mario Masciullo, eTN Correspondent | May 30, 2013
The Turkish response to the economic crisis is to rely on the growth of international arrivals. This sector rose 22% in the first quarter of 2012 to 4 million tourists of which 86,174 were Italians (an increase of 29% compared to 2012). Over 6.5 thousand of them were interested in the cultural sites of Istanbul, Izmir, ancient Smyrna, and the archaeological sites of Ephesus and Pergamum.
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