Istanbul Bomb Threatens Tourism Already Reeling From Putin Snub

January 13, 2016 6:52 AM

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Istanbul Bomb Threatens Tourism Already Reeling From Putin Snub

A suicide bomb in the heart of Europe’s largest city didn’t just target innocent tourists, it also hit a $32 billion industry already caught up in the conflict next door.

No one made a greater contribution to Turkey’s tourism receipts last year than Russians and Germans, who have helped make the country the world’s sixth most-popular holiday destination. Russians are staying away from Mediterranean resorts because of a political row over the war in Syria. Now Germans...

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