News Summary: Turkey tourism industry stays calm

News Summary: Turkey's tourism industry shrugs off protest fears

Associated Press

BEST FOOT FORWARD: Protesters and riot police have clashed in Istanbul and other Turkish cities over the past week, while the museums and monuments that tourists flock to have largely stayed open. Cancellations so far are limited, tourism officials say.

FUN IN SUN: Tourists descend by the planeload upon southern Turkey to revel in its beach resorts, its classical monuments and the nearby lunar volcanic landscapes of Cappadocia. The situation is calm for now, a hotel trade group official said.

LOOKING AHEAD: Istanbul is bidding for the 2020 Olympics, with leaders trumpeting the country's strong economy, secular democracy and geographical location linking Asia and Europe. The bid won't be decided until September.

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