Seven more Turkish sites added to UNESCO’s tentative heritage list
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
The Priene archaeological site in the Aegean province of Aydın
Seven more Turkish sites have been added to UNESCO’s tentative World Heritage List, the Culture Ministry stated on June 1.
The ministry said the number of sites from Turkey on the UNESCO list is now 78.
Among the sites added are the Priene archaeological site in the Aegean province of Aydın, the Sarıkaya Roman bath in the Central Anatolian province of Yozgat, Harput historic city in the eastern province of Elazığ, the Justinianus bridge in western Turkey, and Niksar in the eastern province of Tokat, the capital of the Turkish Danishmend dynasty that ruled north-central and eastern Anatolia in the 11th and 12th centuries.
Also added are underground waterworks in the southeastern province of Gaziantep and wooden mosques in Konya, Kastamonu, Afyonkarahisar and the capital Ankara.
UNESCO’s tentative list is a pre-step for the heritage list and it is consists of entities that are conveyed by the member states to the World Heritage Committee for nomination to the World Heritage List.
A total of 17 sites in Turkey are on the UNESCO World Heritage List including historic areas of Istanbul; Hattusha, the Hittite capital in central Anatolia; and Mount Nemrut in the southeast.