Turkey's Şavşat becomes a ‘slow city’
ARTVİN - Anadolu Agency
DHA photoThe northeastern province of Artvin’s Şavşat district has been declared a “slow city” by the Cittaslow 2015 general committee.
At a press conference, Artvin Governor Kemal Cirit said that the committee made the decision between June 21-23 in Milan. He added that the title was very important for the future of the district.
Noting that nearly 200 cities in the world have this title, Cirit said, “Thanks to its rural area, city center, natural beauty, music and cultural factors, Şavşat is like a hidden haven. With its new title, we showed this to the world.”
The governor said Şavşat received the title of “slow city” after other Turkish districts including Seferihisar, Perşembe, Yalvaç, Taraklı, Gökçeada, Vize, Akyaka, Yenipazar and Halfeti.
“Şavşat will now become a center of qualified tourism,” he concluded.