YALOVA, Turkey

Hot springs in northwestern Turkey are attracting Russian vacationers looking for a way to heal various health problems.

Holidaymakers, especially those who suffer from rheumatic pain, skin and metabolic diseases, prefer Yalova province to enjoy the hot springs.

“Russian tourists show great interest in our facilities. We observed 20% – 25% increase [in 2019] in the number of Russian visitors when compared to the previous year, Umit Gurbuzoglu, deputy manager of Thermal Hot Springs Enterprise of Turkey’s Health Ministry, told Anadolu Agency.

Highlighting 3,500 Russian visitors were accommodated in 2019, Gurbuzoglu said 2,500 visitors come from Middle Eastern

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