A Turkish police officer stands guard in front of St Antouan Church at Istiklal Street in Istanbul, Turkey March 27, 2016. (REUTERS/Osman Orsal)
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Visitor numbers to Turkey plunged by over 10 percent in February, the government said Tuesday, as tourism was hit by a crisis in relations with Russia and security fears after a series of attacks.The number of foreigners entering Turkey fell 10.32 percent in February from the same period the year earlier, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism said in its latest monthly statistics.Tourism from Russia recorded one of the biggest falls amid the crisis in relations following Turkey's shooting down of a Russian war plane in November, with visitor numbers plunging over 51.5 percent.
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