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German prosecutors have dropped an investigation into comedian Jan Boehmermann over a ribald poem he wrote about Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reports the BBC.
Hope is in short supply for those involved in Turkish tourism after bomb attacks and a failed coup in the country this year. From Istanbul to Ankara, Antalya to Mardin, visitor numbers remain woefully low and businesses are laying off staff
With this year’s season drawing to a close, the Turkish tourism sector is reeling from a year of devastating losses. Bomb attacks, unrest in the south-east of the country and a violent coup attempt – followed by mass arrests during a state of emergency – have kept tourists away. According to estimates by the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (Türsab), Turkey might lose between £2bn and £2.5bn in tourism revenue by the end of this year.
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