Record number of Russians visit Turkey in 2018

 Record number of Russians visit Turkey in 2018

Russian citizens topped the list of foreign tourists entering Turkey in 2018, according to the Turkish Interior Ministry's statement.

The ministry's Directorate General of Migration Management said that nearly 6 million Russians came to Turkey in 2018.

They were followed by over 4.4 million German citizens and more than 2.4 million Bulgarians, Anadolu Agency reported.

Russia was the first on the list in 2017 as well - with over 4.7 million visitors, followed by Germany with 3.5 million and Iran with 2.5 million people.

Turkey also hosted a total of 39,468,492 foreigners who entered the country via land, air, sea or railways in 2018. In 2017, the number was over 32 million.