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Around 5,000 Russian tourists currently in Turkey — Russian tourism agency

July 16, 2016, 14:48 UTC+3

According to the Russian Union of Tourism Industry, the situation remain calm in Turkish resorts

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MOSCOW, July 16. /TASS/. The number of Russian tourists in Turkey is currently estimated at around 5,000 people, head of Russian tourism agency Rosturizm Oleg Safronov told TASS on Saturday.

"According to our estimates, there are around 5,000 Russian tourists in Turkey now - both independent and organized tourists," Safronov said.

‘We are closely following the situation, remain in contact with all agencies, tour operators," he added.

According to the Russian Union of Tourism Industry (RUTI), the situation remain calm in Turkish resorts. "We are in constant contact with tour operators whose tourist are vacationing at resorts. Russians continue their vacations in the routine mode and have no problems," RUTI press secretary Irina Tyurina told TASS.

A group of insurgents attempted a coup in Turkey overnight to Saturday. Bombs were dropped on the parliament building and the presidential palace in Ankara. According to Turkey’s prime minister, 161 people died, and 1,440 were injured, let alone victims among the putschists.

Turkish authorities report 2,839 military were detained after the coup attempt.

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