The number of foreign tourists that visited Istanbul in the first two months of the year reached 1,149,741, representing an increase of 21.6 percent, according to data from the Culture and Tourism Ministry.
Some 532,726 tourists arrived in the city in January, while 617,015 came in February. Forty-eight percent of the foreigners that arrived in Turkey in January visited Istanbul.
Istanbul received the highest number of tourists from Germany with 105,589. Germans were followed by Russians at 82,736, Britons at 49,197, French citizens at 45,289, Americans at 43,865, Indians at 42,183 and Ukrainians at 40,156.