Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry announced December 2011 statistics of tourist arrivals.

According to the statistics, a total of 1.194.729 tourists visited Turkey in December 2011; an increase of 2.47% compare to December 2010.

31.456.076 tourists visited Turkey between January and December 2011. It shows that Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry is successful last year to surpass its targets and recorded a 9.86 percent increase in tourist arrivals in 2011 compare to a year earlier.

Top Tourist arrivals in Turkish cities between January and December 2011 are as follows:

1- ANTALYA   %33,27   (10.464.425)

2- ISTANBUL   %25,61   (8.056.390)

3- MUGLA   %9,78   (3.076.508)

4- EDIRNE   %8,59   (2.703.085)

5- IZMIR   %4,36   (1.370.018)

Top nationalities visited Turkey in December 2011 is as follows:

1.Germany % 12,96 (154 884)

2.Bulgaria % 9,35 (111 695)

3.Iran % 8,19 (97 882)

Georgia, Syria, Greece, Russian Federation, Azerbaijan, France and UK followed Iran.

On the other hand, top nationalities visited Turkey in 2011 is as follows,

1.Germany % 15,34 (4.826.315)

2.Russian Federation % 11,03 (3.468.214)

3.UK % 8,21 (2.582.054)

Iran, Bulgaria, The Netherlands, Georgia, France, Syria and USA followed UK.