Institutional tourism system of turkey
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  • 2. Tourism system?
  • 3. Figures of the tourism system
  • 4. Tourism in TURKEY  Tourism in Turkey is focused largely on a variety of historical sites, and on seaside resorts along its Aegean and Mediterranean Sea coasts. In the recent years, Turkey has also become a popular destination for culture, spa, and health care tourism.
  • 5. Annually Tourism  In 2011, Turkey attracted more than 31.5 million foreign tourists, ranking as the 6th most popular tourist destination in the world.
  • 6.  In January 2013, the Turkish government announced that it will build the world's largest airport in Istanbul. The operation has an invested 7 billion euros and will have its first part of a four part plan completed by 2017.
  • 7. From which countries?  Germany 5.0 million  Russia 3.5 million  United Kingdom 2.4 million  Bulgaria 1.5 million  Georgia 1.4 million  Netherlands 1.2 million  Iran 1.1 million  France 1.0 million  United States 0.8 million  Syria 0.7 million
  • 9. ASPENDOS THEATRE  The theatre of Aspendos was build in 155 AD during the rule of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius and could seat between 15,000 and 20,000 spectators. the Aspendos Theatre has been able to survive to this days without losing almost any of its original qualities.
  • 10. PATARA BEACH  At 14 kilometers (9 miles), Patara is one of the longest stretches of sandy beach found anywhere in the Mediterranean. Patara Beach is also the breeding ground of the endangered Loggerhead turtle.
  • 11. PAMUKKAL E  The terraces are made of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water with a very high mineral content from the hot springs. The ruins of the baths, temples and other Greek monuments can be
  • 12. BODRUM CASTLE  It is one of the world’s best preserved monuments dating back to medieval times. The castle now operates as a museum, with the focus on the Museum of Underwater Archaeology.
  • 13. MOUNT  Nemrut is a 2,134 meter (7,001 ft) high mountain in southeastern Turkey, near the city of Adiyaman. In 62 BC, King Antiochus 1. Theos of Commagene built Greek and Persian gods on the mountain top. The main attraction is to watch the sunrise from the eastern terrace.
  • 14. ÖLÜDENİZ  It has a secluded sandy bay at the mouth of Ölüdeniz, on a blue lagoon. This beach is famous for its shades of turquoise. Ölüdeniz is also regarded as one of the best places in the world to paraglide due to its unique panoramic views.
  • 15. BLUE MOSQUE  With its six minarets and sweeping architecture the Sultan Ahmed or Blue Mosque in Istanbul impresses from the outside. Like many other mosques contains the tomb of the founder. Inside the mosque, the high ceiling is lined with the 20,000 blue tiles with different patterns that give the mosque its popular name.
  • 16. LIBRARY OF CELSUS  The ruins of Ephesus are a popular tourist attraction on the west coast. The library was built around 125 AD to store 12,000 scrolls and to serve as a monumental tomb for Celsus, the governor of Asia.
  • 17.  Cappadocia is famous for its weird and wonderful natural rock formations and unique historical heritage. Many of the fairy chimneys at Cappadocia have been hollowed out over the centuries to create houses, churches and storage facilities. GÖREME FAIRY CHIMNEY
  • 18. HAGIA Located in Istanbul, the Hagia Sophia was originally a basilica constructed for the Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian 1 in the sixth century. The church was looted by the fourth Crusaders in 1204, and became a mosque in the 15th century when The Ottomans conquered the city. The Hagia Sophia was converted into a museum in 1935 and is now one of the top attractions in Turkey.
  • 19. ETHNIC GROUPS  No exact data are available concerning the different ethnic groups in Turkey. However, it is clear than Turks are in the majority, while the largest minority groups are Kurds and Arabs. Smaller minorities are the Armenians, Greeks and several Caucasian peoples.
  • 20. LANGUAGES  Turkish is the official language, spoken by more than 75% of the population.  Second most spoken language is kurdish and third is arabic.  Besides these Greek, Circassian, Latino, Armenian, Laz, Georgian.  And main foreign languages are english 17% , german 5% , french 3%.