(CUL) TURKEY REMINDS GERMANS OF "HOLIDAY".ANTALYA, Jul 26, 2009 (TUR tur: see ibex. ) -- A survey conducted by Oger Tur among German tourists showed that Turkey reminds Germans of "summer vacation Summer vacation (also called summer holidays or summer break) is a vacation in the summertime between school years in which students are off for 3 months, depending on the country and district. ".
Recep Yavuz, the director general of Oger Tur, told the A.A correspondent that the company conducted a survey with 651 Germans who had holiday in Turkey between July 1 and 15.
The survey displayed that Turkey reminded Germans of "holiday", "hospitality", "doner kebab doner kebab
a dish of grilled minced lamb, served in a split slice of unleavened bread [Turkish döner rotating] ", "public market" and "hamam".
Yavuz said, "Germans think that Istanbul is the brand city of Turkey. Ataturk (the founder of the Republic of Turkey) is the name which is best known by German people. They also know Tarkan and Orhan Pamuk."
The figures by the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry showed that 10,590,631 foreign tourists visited Turkey between January and June 2009. A total of 1,682,803 Germans visited Turkey in this period.
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