The number of foreigners visiting Turkey plummeted more than 40 percent in June, official data showed on Thursday, marking the biggest drop in at least 22 years as tensions with Russia and a series of deadly bombings kept tourists away.
A sharp drop in flight bookings to Istanbul followed the recent terrorist attack on June 28 at Ataturk Airport, according to ForwardKeys, which monitors future travel patterns by analysing 14 million reservation transactions each day.
Turkish authorities rounded up nearly 3,000 suspected military plotters on Saturday and ordered thousands of judges detained after thwarting a coup by rebels using tanks and attack helicopters to try to topple President Tayyip Erdogan.
Flights to Turkey diverted and departures from Istanbul's Ataturk Airport were cancelled as a coup attempt unfolded in the country on Friday and Turkey's military said it had seized power.
A Reuters witness in Istanbul, ci
The three suicide bombers who carried out an attack on Istanbul's main airport that killed 42 people were of Russian, Uzbek and Kyrgyz nationality, a Turkish official said on Thursday.
Police detained 13 people, three of them
Three suicide bombers opened fire then blew themselves up in Istanbul's main international airport on Tuesday, killing 41 people and wounding close to 239 others in what Turkey's prime minister said appeared to have been an attack by Isl
Three suicide bombers opened fire before blowing themselves up in the main international airport in Istanbul on Tuesday, killing 28 people and wounding dozens more, the provincial governor and witnesses said.
Police fired shots to
The number of foreign visitors to Turkey fell by more than a third in May, official data showed on Tuesday - the biggest drop in at least 22 years as tensions with Russia and a spate of bombings continues to hit tourist arrivals.
Turkish Airlines continues to expand its already substantial Far Eastern network with new flights launched to Hanoi, Vietnam.
Roundtrip flights between Istanbul and Hanoi will be operated five times per week on Mondays, Tuesdays,
Turkish Airlines today launched flights to Košice, the urban centre of Eastern Slovakia, from Istanbul.
Košice becomes the 289th destination for the carrier, which will operate flights to the Slovakian city three tim