Beşparmak range up for UNESCO listings
AYDIN - Doğan News Agency
Beşparmak Mountains have examples of 8,000-year-old rock drawings.Aydın’s Beşparmak Mountains could soon become Turkey’s newest entry onto UNESCO’s World Heritage List thanks to the range’s examples of 8,000-year-old rock drawings.
“Everyone should be contributing to make this mountain a part of the UNESCO heritage list,” said Ecosystem Protection and Environment Association (EKODOSD) member Bahattin Sürücü said.
The drive to be added to the UNESCO list was initiated by EKODOSD’s Anneliese Peschlow, Sürücü said, adding that the application was now being processed by the Culture and Tourism Ministry’s museum management department.“They are currently working on it. There are traces of 8,000 years on the walls of these mountains,” the EKODOSD representative said. Currently everyone is working with maximum effort to evaluate the value of the mountain, Sürücü said.