17:09 GMT19 April 2021
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    The Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR) said in a statement on Saturday that some 4,000 individual tourists from Russia staying in Turkey, while the number of organized tourists does not exceed 1,000.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Friday, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that a group of servicemen attempted a military coup d'etat in the country. Earlier on Saturday, the Russian Embassy in Turkey said that it had no information on Russian citizens injured during the events surrounding the attempted military coup.

    "According to preliminary reports of the ATOR, not more than 1,000 of organized tourists from Russia are currently in Turkey. Based upon the information provided by transport operators, about 4,000 individual tourists could be in Antalya and Istanbul," the statement said.


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