Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekçi announced that Turkish officials met with online booking portal Booking.com officials Sunday and conveyed Turkey's conditions for the website to resume operations in the country.
Zeybekçi said Turkey had the right to claim a monetary share from the firm, as Booking.com profited greatly from operations in Turkey, despite the fact that their administrative offices are located abroad. He said the parties would reach an understanding and resolve the issue.
The minister added that the meetings would continue to negotiate demands from both sides.
On March 29, an Istanbul court ordered the suspension of Booking.com's activities in Turkey, after the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TÜRSAB) filed a lawsuit against the leading online travel agency.
Booking.com can still be used from foreign countries to make reservations for Turkish hotels, but the site cannot be accessed in Turkey.
The ban has led consumers to competing travel portals including Tripadvisor, Tatilsepeti, and Trivago, as the total number of tourist reservations has remained largely unchanged since the court order.
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