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Russian cosmonaut invited to Antalya over space tweet

Sergey Ryazansky shares view from space of Turkey’s southern resort province of Antalya on social media account

Anadolu Agency

Russian cosmonaut Sergey Ryazansky was invited to the southern Turkish province of Antalya after he tweeted a picture of the Mediterranean province from space.

Davut Cetin, head of Antalya Chamber of Commerce and Industry thanked the cosmonaut for the "amazing" photograph: "You are always welcome to #Antalya."

"We hope that Sergey Ryazansky will come visit this beauty [Antalya], of which he took a picture from space, when he returns to Earth," Cetin added on Twitter.

Ryazansky shared a picture of Antalya from space on his Twitter account on Oct. 20 saying: "#Antalya is not only cozy beaches of the Mediterranean, it’s a real open-air museum!"

Ryazansky, 42, is currently in space for a four-and-a-half-month-long mission as commander of the Soyuz MS-05 mission. He is reportedly expected to land on Earth on Dec. 14.

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