Russian cosmonaut invited to Turkey after shooting Antalya’s photo from space

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ISTANBUL
Published 23.10.2017 16:42
Updated 23.10.2017 17:19
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Russian cosmonaut Sergey Ryazansky was invited to the southern Turkish province of Antalya after he tweeted a picture of the Mediterranean province from space.

Davut Çetin, head of Antalya Chamber of Commerce and Industry thanked the cosmonaut for the "amazing" photograph: "You are always welcome to #Antalya."

"We hope that Sergey Ryazansky will come visit this beauty [Antalya], of which he took a picture from space, when he returns to Earth," Çetin added on Twitter.

Ryazansky shared a picture of Antalya from space on his Twitter account on Oct. 20 saying: "#Antalya is not only cozy beaches of the Mediterranean, it's a real open-air museum!"

Ryazansky, 42, is currently in space for a four-and-a-half-month-long mission as commander of the Soyuz MS-05 mission. He is reportedly expected to land on Earth on Dec. 14.

Antalya is the fastest-growing city in Turkey, which welcomes tourists from around the world. It's a gateway to Turkey's southern Mediterranean region, known as the Turquoise Coast for its blue waters.

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