7 Million Foreign Tourists Visit Istanbul in 2017

The number of foreign visitors to Istanbul rose by 10.8 percent in the first eight months of this year, when compared to the same period last year, according to official data.

Turkey’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced that 6.95 million foreign tourists have visited the city this year. A 37.3 percent surge to 1.24 million foreign tourists was seen this August, when compared to the same period last year. The total foreign tourists were 9.2 million in 2016, 12.4 million in 2015, 11.8 million in 2014 and 10.4 million in 2013.