Russian tourists mistakenly sent to Turkish Mardin instead of Madrid

The Russians liked the city, even though they ended up there against their will

Russian tourists were mistakenly sent to Turkish Mardin instead of Madrid

Russian tourists were mistakenly sent to Turkish Mardin instead of Madrid

One of the Russian travel agencies made a mistake and sent tourists to the small town of Mardin on the border of Turkey and Syria, the Turkish newspaper Yeni Akit writes.

Mardin is a medieval city in southeastern Turkey, near the Syrian border. There are many ancient temples and mosques that are of interest to tourists. But recently, the area near the city has become the scene of a fierce confrontation between Turkish, Syrian and Kurdish forces, as well as militants. Therefore, foreigners do not come here often.

The Russians asked to be sent to rest in Madrid, the capital of Spain. Instead, the travel agency brought them via Istanbul to Mardin. The mistake became obvious only when the citizens of the Russian Federation ended up in the ancient city. The next day, the tour operator returned the tourists back to Istanbul at his own expense, and from there sent them to Spain.

Local Turkish hotelier Bekir Falay says he is not upset by the mistake of the Russian travel agency. According to him, the citizens of the Russian Federation were received warmly and hospitably in Mardin.

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