Russia and Turkey to develop tourism relations

14 November, 2017

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced (13-Nov-2017) plans to "take our relations to a new level in tourism and culture". Mr Erdogan said: "In the first nine months of 2017, more than four million Russian tourists visited our country. In 2019, Turkey will hold the Year of Russia and Russia will hold the Year of Turkey". Mr Erdogan added: "During my visit to Russia in March this year, my dear friend Mr Putin delighted us by saying... that they are working on visa free travel for Turkish citizens". [more - original PR - English/Russian]