Over 50 tourists hospitalised for suspected food poisoning in Turkey’s Cappadocia

A total of 52 tourists have been hospitalised in a case of suspected food poisoning in Turkey’s central tourism hotspot of Cappadocia. 

The tourists staying a hotel in the Kaymaklı district of Nevşehir province began experiencing abdominal pain and nausea in the early morning hours, state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Monday.

Forty-five Chinese and seven Indonesian nationals were taken to nearby hospitals.

The tourists appear to have experienced food poisoning according to preliminary findings, Kaymaklı Mayor Harun Çekiç told Anadolu, adding that officials are conducting an investigation into the case.

In 2018, almost 3 million tourists visited Cappadocia, which is famous for its underground cities, cave churches and “fairy chimney” houses that are carved into rocks.