Turkey’s Tourism Prospects Dim Further After Istanbul Attack

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Turkey’s tourism industry had been in trouble before Tuesday’s deadly terrorist attack — and with the targeting of Istanbul’s international airport, analysts say the impact on the industry will resonate far beyond this week.

Tourism experts and Cipher Brief network contributors Dr. Yeganeh Morakabati and Dr. John Fletcher of Bournemouth University wrote in an email that Turkey has “aspired to be a top tourist destination in the world,” but the sector has been in freefall over the last year. This attack will damage the sector’s prospects even further, they said.

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