Visits to Turkish museums rise 21.3 percent in 2017

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Some 30.7 million people visited museums and ruins across Turkey in 2017, a 21.3-percent rise from the previous year, said the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) on Sept. 26.

The number of museums in Turkey also increased by 21 to reach 438 in 2017, up 5 percent from the previous year.

“Out of these, 199 museums were affiliated with the Culture and Tourism Ministry, while 239 of them fall under the category of private museums,” TÜİK said.

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