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Library of Celsus in the ancient city of Ephesus in Selçuk. Turkey surpassed France and Italy to claim a seat emptied by Spain’s withdrawal from the committee.

Library of Celsus in the ancient city of Ephesus in Selçuk. Turkey surpassed France and Italy to claim a seat emptied by Spain’s withdrawal from the committee.

Turkey has been elected to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) intergovernmental committee for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu announced on June 4.

Turkey surpassed France and Italy to claim a seat emptied by Spain’s withdrawal from the committee, Davutoğlu said in the southwestern province of Muğla, pledging hard work in line with UNESCO’s goals.

The election came at UNESCO’s fifth general assembly at its headquarters in Paris.

Turkey will serve for a four year term during 2014-2018. It served before in 2006-2010. The committee will have its ninth session in November this year.

UNESCO was founded in 1946 and has 195 members.

June/05/2014

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