Well, if 2016 is anything to go by, it was A CRAP year for tourism for Turkey.
Lot's of people worried about the sanity of taking a last minute break here.
'What about the risk of terrorism ?!'
Methinks there's more chance of an attack in Belgium, France or even the UK - than places we go.
If staying away from Antalya provence - the number of Russians was already lower - but this year many Brits, Germans, etc - stayed away, too.
We've been made welcome and prices - if you negotiate by being on the ground - can be substantially discounted - substantial being 50 percent or more
Our 'sofas' included 36' foot yachts (that normally cost 3000 USD for a week - plus the same again for a deposit) and a lovely 5 bed villa with a large garden and salt (rather than chlorine) treated private pool.
We used andrewfi's 'favourite' - Airbnb - to find the latter - the owner cleared off and left it all to us - we just had to feed 2 dogs and a cat ...
This part of Turkey is one of the most beautiful parts of the world and yesterday we were 2 of 4 people on a beautiful beach with Turtles - looking out towards the Greek island of Rhodes.
We are 1000km from the Syrian border and Monaco is closer to Tunis, by far...Danger is a very relative thing.
It is 28C as I type this by the pool and I cannot think of a better holiday I've ever had .... Get here - quick - before the weather breaks
Russians don't need to pay for a visa and we met a few who arranged private trips