The Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced that foreign visitors rised 1.4%  in 2012.

According to preliminary figures from the General Directorate of Security;  In December of 2012, the number of arriving foreigners in Turkey rised 12.43%  reached to 1.342.210.

Top 5 cities took place in following way ;

1 - ISTANBUL 48.64% (653 398)

2 - EDİRNE 13.13% (176.395)

3 - ARTVIN 9.28% (124 701)

4 - ANTALYA 8.97% (120 434)

5 - HATAY 3.20% (42 926)

Most crowded places in summer : ISTANBUL - IZMIR - CAPPADOCIA - EPHESUS and visitor number rises at least 2 fold, so make your reservations at least 1-2 moths before.