10 new Turkish sites on UNESCO list
AA photoA total of 10 new heritage sites from Turkey have been inscribed on the UNESCO World Tentative List.
The new sites located in Turkey include the Sultan Bayezid II Complex in the northwestern province of Edirne, Bodrum Castle in the western province of Muğla, the Sivrihisar Ulu Mosque in the Central Anatolian province of Eskişehir, the Hacı Bayram Mosque and its surrounding area in Ankara, the Nuruosmaniye Complex in Istanbul, the Malabadi Bridge in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır, Van Fortress in the eastern province of Van, the ancient city of Kibyra in the southern province of Burdur, the Yivli Minaret Mosque in the southern province of Antalya and Kızılırmak Delta Wetland and Bird Sanctuary in the northern province of Samsun.
UNESCO Turkish National Commission President Prof. Öcal Oğuz said that the decision was taken by UNESCO in April but recently launched.
“With the new additions, Turkey now has 70 places on the tentative list. It makes us the country with the highest number of natural and cultural heritages on the UNESCO tentative list. It is not possible to propose them to the permanent list before the tentative list. This is an important process for these structures,” he said.