Turkey offers free holidays to German victims’ families

Mayor of famous mediterranean resort of Kemer offers free holidays for life to German victims’ families that lost their lives in Istanbul terror attack

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Member of "Yemenis in Turkey" leaves carnations to the place that the attack took place after the Sultanahmet terror attack, at Sultanahmet Square in Istanbul, Turkey on January 16, 2016.

The mayor of a Mediterranean resort in Turkey has offered free holidays for life to the families of the German victims of the recent terror attack in Istanbul.

In a meeting between Mustafa Gul and Martin Vetter, Germany’s consul in Antalya, Gul said relatives of the 11 victims could have yearly one-week holidays in Kemer for the rest of their lives, according to an Anadolu Agency correspondent.

The town, which sits on the Gulf of Antalya surrounded by sandy beaches, relies heavily on tourists from Germany, the Netherlands and Russia.

Thanking Gul, Vetter said the victims’ families would get in contact with town officials.

A suicide bomb attack on Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet District on January 12 killed 11 German tourists.

According to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Turkey received $27.78 billion in revenue from 35.8 million foreign tourists in 2014.

TRTWorld, AA