Russian ex-pats in Antalya said they have felt safe living in Turkey during the coronavirus pandemic.
More than 94,000 foreign residents from 90 countries, including 19,000 from Russia, live in the Turkish resort city.
Irina Balci, the head of the Russian Art and Culture Association, told Anadolu Agency that residents in Russia have stayed in their homes for a long time during the pandemic and they need a vacation.
Balci said more than half of Russians preferred Turkey for an overseas trip and highlighted Antalya as an important destination for Russians.
Regarding the recent suspension of flights between Russia and Turkey from April 15 to June 1, Balci said: “The flight restrictions made us…