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Four Turkish cities among top tourist destinations

Istanbul, Antalya, Edirne and Artvin among top 100 tourist destinations, according to a recent ranking

Anadolu Agency

Turkish cities Istanbul, Antalya, Edirne and Artvin are among the most visited 100 cities of the world.

In a list released on Tuesday by tourism market researcher Euromonitor International in London, these cities are among the top destinations for tourists in the world.

According to the list, Hong Kong is the most visited city in the world with over 26.5 million visitors. Bangkok came second with over 21.2 million visitors, followed by London with over 19.2 million.

Istanbul came 15th with over 9.2 million visitors, Antalya 29th with over 6.1 million, Edirne 68th with almost 2.8 million and Artvin ranked 85th with almost 2.4 million.

Top 20 cities for international tourists:

1. Hong Kong: 26.5 million

2. Bangkok: 21.2 million

3. London: 19.2 million

4. Singapore: 16.6 million

5. Macau: 15.4 million

6. Dubai: 14.9 million

7. Paris: 14.4 million

8. New York City: 12.6 million

9. Shenzhen, China: 12.5 million

10. Kuala Lumpur: 12.3 million

11. Phuket, Thailand: 10.6 million

12. Rome: 9.4 million

13. Tokyo: 9.2 million

14. Taipei: 9.2 million

15. Istanbul: 9.2 million

16. Seoul: 9 million

17. Guangzhou, China: 8.6 million

18. Prague: 8.1 million

19. Mecca, Saudi Arabia: 7.9 million

20. Miami, Florida: 7.8 million

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