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>> Halal friendly holidays are booming in Turkey, attracting Muslims who feel less comfortable at home. And offering relief to a hotel trade that saw demands slump amid bomb attacks and political instability.>> This hotel used to attract mainly Russian and German tourists who drunk alcohol by the pool alongside bikini-clad women.
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But about three years ago, the owner decided the place was getting too rowdy. And he wanted to attract a different type of visitor, and built this giant wall down the middle of his pool. Turkey's alcohol-free resorts are on the rise, with separate pools, beaches, and spas for conservative men and women.
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Cameras are certainly not allowed in the women-only pools. So they can feel free to wear what they want. Everything from mosques to modest clothing on offer for the guests. While visits to Turkey fell to a decade low in 2016, Ifric from halalbooking.com says this industry grew.>> We have seen that halal-conscious travelers are actually more resilient.
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So they're not so easily scare-mongered by headlines.>> Down on a family friendly beach we meet German tourist Yuvez. He says he's starting to feel the rise of far right and anti-refugee sentiment back home, adding his wife has been harassed on the street for wearing a headscarf.>>
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>> Because my wife wears a burka covered bikini for the people here it's completely normal. In Germany it wouldn't be that way. When we want to go swimming and she's wearing it we are really stared at by a lot of people. Which of course is disturbing because everyone looks at you as if you don't belong.
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>> Tourists are returning to Turkey. The government expects 40 million by the end of this year. But with around 60 resorts now serving halal-conscious travelers, return visitors may find it's not the Turkey they remember.