Turkish Statistical Institute
Expecting a total amount of nearly $7.5 billion in sales to foreigners this year, the Turkish property market ranks among the top 10 in the world, according to an executive of a sectoral association.
"Foreign real estate buyers' interest in Turkey has soared in the last two years," said Hakan Bucak, a board member of the Real Estate International Promotion Association (Gigder).
The number of museums in Turkey increased by 5.8 percent in 2020 and reached 494, according to the Cultural Heritage Statistics report announced by the Turkish Statistical Institute.
The number of museums was 467 in 2019.
The report showed that 205 out of the total museums are affiliated with the Culture and Tourism Ministry, while 289 run privately.
Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy on Sept. 4 reaffirmed the government's annual target of 25 million foreign tourists.
"We are not doing badly. We are still committed to our target of 25 million tourists and $20 billion in revenues that we announced at the start of the season," he said during a press conference at Istanbul's Maiden Tower.