Turkish Feb foreign tourist arrivals up 27.15 pct yr/yr

ISTANBUL, March 26 Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:10am EDT

ISTANBUL, March 26 (Reuters) - The number of foreign visitors to Turkey rose 27.15 percent year-on-year in February to 1.27 million people, Tourism Ministry data showed on Tuesday.

The number rose 12.54 percent the previous month. In 2012 as a whole, the total number of foreign visitors amounted to 31.78 million people, up 1.04 percent from 2011. (Writing by Daren Butler)