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Turkey’s tourism dream fades as $750 million theme park Ankapark closed

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | February 12, 2020
A theme park Ankapark in Turkey’s capital Ankara that cost $750 million to build has shut down, Sözcü newspaper reported.
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More than 100 staff have been laid off and barriers are raised at the park’s entrances, Sözcü said on Tuesday.

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The facility, which opened in March last year, ceased operating despite discounts introduced on tickets, the newspaper said.

A firm operating the park at the cost of 26.4 million liras ($4.4 million) a year had run into financial difficulties, the newspaper said.