Week-of-the century closed, in the old Bazaar in Istanbul due to Corona. Now the dealers may re-open their shops.
Istanbul (dpa) - The famous Grand Bazaar of Istanbul is, after more than two months break due to the Corona pandemic again accessible to visitors. It opened only 11 of the 22 gates of the Bazaar, said Governor Ali Yerlikaya. In addition, a mask of duty applicable.
The gold dealer Fatih Lebit said: "We are very happy, this is a historical place." There is already on the first day, many visitors, but the Bazaar was not as busy as usual. "There are no tourists there," he said.
Ankara hopes from mid-June to foreign tourists and expects that the Federal government is reversing its worldwide travel warning before the summer holiday in front of the Turkey. Its international air traffic of Turkey wanted to last updated on February 10. June resume.
The Grand Bazaar, from the age of 15. Century was built and expanded, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Turkey. In the often densely populated maze of covered corridors, there are, according to the boss of the shop owners Association, Hasan Firat, around 3600 stores. Tourism is one of the most important sources of income for the country, whose economy and currency are weakening, already stronger for longer.Date Of Update: 02 June 2020, 12:33