The number of Russians rested in Turkey increased significantly and amounted to 2.5 million people, said the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. His words on Friday, September 28, reports TASS.
“The number of Russian tourists who chose Turkey as their place of stay has increased, I ask attention, in 11 times!” Putin said following Russian-Turkish talks in Ankara.
According to him, this significant progress was possible through the consistent implementation of the agreements reached during the meeting in Moscow of the Russian-Turkish cooperation Council of the highest level and follow-up meetings with the President of Turkey.
In mid-September it was reported that one-third purchased by the Russians in the autumn (until October 31) package tours occurred in Turkey.
The meeting of Putin and Erdogan in Ankara has already become the fifth in the current year. In March and may Turkish leader visited Russia, also in may, the heads of state held brief talks, “the legs” on the sidelines of the forum on “One belt and one road” in Beijing. In July, Putin and Erdogan met on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg.