Turkish teenagers take home positive emotions about Crimea

6 November 2013 15:29
(QHA) - This fall, 1,500 students from Turkey visited historical and cultural sights of Crimea. This project became a result of ‘Days of Crimea’, which were held by the Crimean Ministry of Resorts and Tourism in four Turkish cities. During September-October this year, Crimea received ten groups of Turkish students. According to Crimean Minister of Resorts and Tourism Alexander Lyiv, this is the first time such a big number of Turkish students visit the peninsula. Lyiv emphasizes that the groups came not for the beach vacations, but for visiting attractions. He adds that the abolition of the visa regime between Ukraine and Turkey contributed to the success of this project. Director of travel agency “Alex-tour” Ametkhan Tyncherov noted that during the three days in Crimea each group had visited the most significant historical, cultural and natural sites of Crimea. According to him, young visitors aged 16-18 years, took home a lot of positive emotions about Crimea. His words are confirmed by advisor of the Mayor of Eskishehir (Turkey) Mahmoud Akkush. “It is particularly worth noting the high level of organization, the rich program and the friendliness of the receiving party. Perhaps, next spring, we will organize similar tour for two thousand people,” noted Mahmoud Akkush.