(Persia Digest) – Iran’s rank which topped Turkey’s list in tourism has dropped down to number four based on the latest statistics.

According to the latest reports published by Turkey’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Russia sent the most tourists to Turkey between January and end of August 2018 with 4.18 million people. Germany was second on the list with 2.97 million tourists, and the British ranked third with 1.57 million tourists, followed by Iran with 1.51 million tourists.

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Turkey’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism reports that in the months of January, February, and March 2018, Iranians ranked first in the number of visitors with 154, 196, and 387 thousand respectively. This number gradually dropped to lower Iran’s rank to fourth on Turkey’s list of tourists.

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