Supporters of various political parties gather in Istanbul's Taksim Square and wave Turkey's national flags during the Republic and Democracy Rally organised by main opposition Republican People's Party.

Madrid - Turkey's key tourism sector had not suffered any immediate fallout from last week's failed military coup, Nabi Avci, its minister for culture and tourism, said.

“There is no problem with the tourist sector at this time,” Avci said on a visit to Madrid, asked what the impact from the coup had been.

A subsequent government crackdown against thousands of members of the security forces, judiciary, civil service and academia has raised growing worries in the West.

“The tourists that were already in Turkey are still enjoying their holidays there. There has been no sense of panic,” Avci said.

The number of visitors to Turkey had already tailed off this year after tensions with Russia and a spate of bombings that sparked security concerns.

Reuters