Oct 12, 2001, 12:01 AM
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drops Turkey visiting tourists Iranian of Number visiting tourists Iranian the of number The -- IRNA 12, Oct Ankara, started) year Iranian current the of semester first the over Turkey period same the to compared decrease percent 29.15 a shows (21 March .2000 in of Ministry Turkey's by released statistics the to According in Turkey visited tourists Iranian 35,380 some Friday, on Tourism to compared percent 17.21 of decrease a shows which 2001 September .year previous the of period same tourist Iranian 302,440 some 2000 of month 9 first the During .Turkey visited the and Izmir, Ankara, Istanbul, visit mostly tourists Iranian specially coast, Mediterranean the at located cities port Turkish .Antalya tourists million ten attract to prepared was government Turkish .2001 in the in drop considerable the commentators, foreign to According percent 130 over) currencies hard the against lira Turkish of value of attraction more ever the for accounts (dollar .S.U to respect with .country that visit to tourists tourists of number the in boost considerable the Meanwhile, foreign-currency Turkey's on effect much have not will Turkey visiting .revenue touristic MP/NA/AR End