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Yeşemek Open-air Museum in Gaziantep is one of the 38 sites in the UNESCO list. DHA photo

Yeşemek Open-air Museum in Gaziantep is one of the 38 sites in the UNESCO list. DHA photo

Thirty-eight sites in Turkey are included in the tentative list of World Heritage sites by the World Heritage Centre of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), according to Turkey’s Culture Minister Ertuğrul Günay.

Günay met with UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova on April 20 in Istanbul, and said they are working on adding the Neolithic and Chalcolothic site of Çatalhöyük to the list. Currently Turkey has 10 sites included in the World Heritage List.

Some places in Turkey on UNESCO’s 2012 tentative list are the ancient city of Aizanoi, the archaeological sites of Aphrodisias, Perge, Sagalasos, Yeşemek Open-air Museum, Hacı Bektash Veli complex, historic monuments in Niğde, İshak Pasha Palace, Kekova, Sümela Monastery and Odunpazarı urban site.

April/23/2012

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