The Turkish ambassador said the Lebanese can travel safely to Turkey. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)
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The Turkish ambassador to Lebanon assured Friday that the state of emergency in Turkey would have no impact on tourism or tourists, even as travel agencies confirmed that many Lebanese had canceled their travel plans to the country following the failed coup.Turkey has been one of the most popular destinations for Lebanese over the past decade.There are no official figures on the number of Lebanese who visit Turkey annually but some travel agencies estimate them to be in the tens of thousands.Other travel agencies declined to give the percentage of drop in the number of tourists to Turkey but confirmed that many Lebanese have scrapped their travel reservations.
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