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Turkey risks loss of culture with embrace of Arab tourists – Independent


A drop in the number of Western visitors as a result of security concerns and increased Arab arrivals due to post-Arab spring instability have prodded Turkey to alter its tourism profile, potentially eroding Turkish culture, said an analysis on Wednesday in Britain’s Independent newspaper. 

Turkey suffered a failed coup in July 2016, shortly after a series of suicide bomb attacks, which made the country a security risk for most Western countries. Starting in 2011, uprisings in the Middle East, and the instability that followed, took a handful of Arab countries off the list of safe…



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