Bursa to gain its 301 old artifacts for tourism
BURSA - Anatolia News Agency
Bursa Great Mosque, Hürriyet photoOfficials from the office of Bursa’s mayor have announced a total of 301 artifacts and buildings dating back to the Ottoman era will be restored. The artifacts have been collected from the villages. According to a written statement, the municipality will restore mosques, museums and hamams in an effort to open the city to further tourism and attract more tourists to the city.
The buildings at all the villages and districts of Bursa will be restored, said the written statement.
The mayor’s officials have said a total of 301 buildings are currently in need of restoration. Bursa Mayor Şahabettin Harput has applied to the Provincial Special Administration to for the start of restoration works at the 301 buildings. Bursa has a very long and important history in Turkey as it is one of the main cities of Ottoman Empire, Harput said. There are many artifacts and monuments that come from historical periods in Bursa, Harput said. Artifacts in Bursa do not receive exclusive attention, which is why many of them have encountered the risk of ruin, Harput said. “We think that we should feel responsible for this city’s history and that’s why we will restore the 301 artifacts that need to be gained to the tourism,” he said.