If there is no democracy in a country, there is no tourism, the head of a Turkish opposition party said Wednesday.
“Tourism follows freedom. If there’s no democracy in your country, there’s no tourism. If there’s no justice in your country, there’s no tourism. If there’s no tranquility in your country, there’s no tourism,” Meral Aksener told her Good (IYI) Party’s parliamentary group.
Criticizing a recent decision to pull Turkey out of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence on preventing violence against women, Aksener said: “If you put Turkey to shame in front of the world by withdrawing from the Istanbul Convention, tourism is put to…