Culture minister thanks Hürriyet for report on Temple of Artemis
Ömer Erbil – İZMİRCulture and Tourism Minister Nabi Avcı has thanked daily Hürriyet for reporting on the poor condition of the Temple of Artemis, saying he gave the necessary orders for the protection of the ancient temple in the Selçuk district of the western province of İzmir.
“I didn’t know that the Temple of Artemis was in such a bad condition. I have given the necessary orders to our friends,” Avcı told daily Hürriyet on Feb. 19, adding that a new project will be put forward for the site, located near the ancient city of Ephesus.
“We will detail the already existing project and put out an environment regulation tender. We will bring to life a project that befits Artemis. We should tell visitors that the pieces here were taken abroad, and we will make a mock-up of the temple, telling visitors that it is how it looked,” he also stated.