September 29, 2022
September 21, 2022
BELEK, Turkey (AP) — After losing two years to the COVID-19 pandemic, traders in the heart of the Turkish Riviera had hoped for a strong tourist season this year to help keep their businesses afloat. But Russia’s war in Ukraine is rapidly chilling their spirits.
“We are trying to earn our bread through tourism, but it seems that the war has also ended this (tourist) season,” Devrim Akcay said outside his clothing store in the resort town of Belek, along the province from Antalya, on the Mediterranean coast. .