Tourism is a volatile industry, based on narratives of relaxation and gateway dreaming, which does not take kindly to instability. As Parisians would readily testify, terrorism and tourism do not mix well, which is a big deal for a multi-billion and, significantly, labour intensive industry . Istanbul’s tourist industry is feeling the toll of imported and homegrown terrorism, as well as the aftershocks of a standoff with Russia.

The Erdogan administration speaks of a $50bn revenue objective f...

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