Rescue teams are on their toes to search for people who remain trapped under rubble after a devastating earthquake of 7.2 magnitude hit Turkey’s eastern Van region on Sunday. The Turkey tourism is bound to get adversely affected by the impact of the quake. The death toll has climbed up to 200 and thousands were reported injured with several thousands still missing.
Turkey’s tourism industry is going through a bad phase after the nation strained its relationship with Israel. A considerable amount of Turkey tourism comprised of Israeli tourists. But Turkey’s tourism industry took a huge blow when when relations between the two nations frayed since Israeli commandos killed nine Turks during a raid on an aid flotilla bound for the Israeli-blockaded Gaza Strip in 2010.