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Minister of Tourism Faiz Sucuoğlu expressed that there is a 25% increase in the number of tourists from Turkey in the first 6 months of 2015.

Stating that the most serious difficulty in the market of Turkey is “image”, the minister said that the image of entertainment and night life should be renewed as “the concept of an island” and this can be achieved by tradition, custom and culture.

Adding that image change of TRNC can be possible with advertisement, the Minister stated that budget work has been done for this.

Minister Sucuoğlu went to Turkey in order to hold a series of contacts in İstanbul and Antalya for the contribution to the tourism of the country. Sucuoğlu was the guest of Bloomberg TV’ and made some statements.

Faiz Sucuoğlu pointed out that the number of tourists in 2014 was nearly 1,200,000 and 804,000 people stayed in the hotels and there was an income of 650 million Dollars.

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