Culture and Tourism Ministry
Discovered 140 years ago and taken to England from Türkiye, the Eros Head was put in its place at the Istanbul Archaeology Museum as a result of the initiatives of the Culture and Tourism Ministry.
The artifact, which was brought to Türkiye on June 10, was reunited with the historical Sidamara Sarcophagus to which it belonged.
Foreign tourist arrivals in Türkiye increased by 308.5 percent in May from a year ago, the Culture and Tourism Ministry said on June 20.
Last month, 3.8 million foreigners visited Türkiye. Foreign tourist visits rose by 226 percent and 130 percent on an annual basis in April and March, respectively.
Antalya, one of Turkey's major holiday destinations, has welcomed 3.1 million foreign tourists since the start of the year.
Foreign tourist arrivals in the city, which is located on the Mediterranean coast, increased by 227 percent between Jan. 1 and June 12 from the same period of last year, according to data from the provincial directorate of culture and tourism.