Turkish PM announces plan to bolster beleaguered tourism sector

February 22, 2016 9:48 AM

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Turkish PM announces plan to bolster beleaguered tourism sector

ANKARA Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu unveiled a plan on Monday to support Turkey's tourism sector, hit by tensions with Russia and domestic insecurity, including a 255 million lira ($87 million) grant and a facility to allow tourism firms to restructure debt.

Turkey is especially popular with German tourists, but has seen demand fall after a suicide bomber killed 10 Germans in Istanbul in January. Russians have meanwhile been told to stay away by Moscow after Turkey shot down a Russian jet near the border with Syria last October.

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