World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkey has been included in the tentative list of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizations's (UNESCO) World Heritage Center with 38 sites.
The Culture and Tourism Ministry has asked the center to add 12 more cultural heritage sites to the tentative list, and the UNESCO World Heritage Committee accepted the application.
Thus, the number of Turkish sites in the tentative list rose to 38 from 26.
Below are the cultural heritages added to the tentative list:
-Yesemek Quarry and Sculpture Workshop (Gaziantep)
-Archeological Site of Zeugma (Gaziantep)
-Aizanoi Antique City (Kutahya)
-Haci Bektas Veli Complex (Nevsehir)
-Historic City of Ani (Kars)
-Historic Town of Birgi (Izmir)
-Historical Monuments of Nigde
-Mamure Castle (Mersin)
-Mausoleum and Sacred area of Hecatomnus (Mugla)
-Medieval City of Becin (Mugla)
-Odunpazari Historical Urban Site (Eskisehir)
Below are the sites added to the tentative list before:
-Alahan Monastery (Mersin)
-Ancient Cities of Lycian Civilization (Antalya and Mugla)
-Archaeological Site of Aphrodisias (Aydin)
-Archaeological Site of Perge (Antalya)
-Archaeological Site of Sagalassos (Burdur)
-Bursa and Cumalikizik Early Ottoman urban and rural settlements (Bursa)
-Esrefoglu Mosque (Konya)
-Gulluk Dagi-Termessos National Park (Antalya)
-Harran and Sanliurfa (Sanliurfa)
-Hatay, St. Pierre Church (Hatay)
-Ishak Pasha Palace (Agri)
-Karain Cave (Antalya)
-Konya-A capital of Seljuk Civilization (Konya)
-Mardin Cultural Landscape (Mardin)
-Neolithic Site of Catalhoyuk (Konya)
-Seljuk Caravanserais on the route from Denizli to Dogubeyazit (Denizli)
-St. Nicholas Church (Antalya)
-St.Paul Church, St.Paul's Well and surrounding historic quarters (Mersin)
-Sumela Monastery (The Monastery of Virgin Mary)
-The Archaeological Site of Gobeklitepe (Sanliurfa)
-The Citadel and the Walls of Diyarbakir (Diyarbakir)
-The Tombstones of Ahlat the Urartian and Ottoman citadel (Bitlis)
Turkey's ten sites are added to UNESCO World Heritage List. They are "Historical Areas of Istanbul, City of Safranbolu (Karabuk), Hattusha: The Hittite Capital (Corum), Mount Nemrut (Adiyaman), Xanthos-Letoon (Antalya-Mugla), Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Sivas), Archeological Site of Troy (Canakkale), Selimiye Mosque and Its Social Complex (Edirne), Hierapolis-Pamukkale (Denizli), Goreme National Park and Rock Sites of Cappadocia (Nevsehir).
The library, also knwon as the Vijecnica national library, will continue to hold Open Days up till July 31 everyday between 10.00-17.00 local time.
The house is designed to reflect the cultural characteristics of Muslim family two centuries ago.
The facsimile of the Quran of Uthman has been published by Research Center for Islamic History Art and Culture (IRCICA).
Resembling Berlin before 1990, the city is separated by the Ibre river on which stone barricades were built.
The Sanki Yedim mosque is literally named after the saying of a man who called Kececi Hayreddin Efendi who once lived in the area during the Ottoman period.
Ayvaz Dede is a 15th century dervish who moved to the Bosnian village of Prusats from Akhisar in western Anatolia.
The ivy gives the mosque a unique appearance, protects it from deterioration, attracts tourists and keeps worshippers cool during summer heat.
Krymchaks have historically lived in close proximity to the Crimean Karaites and are an ethno-religious community of Crimea derived from Turkic-speaking adherents of Rabbinic Judaism.
The superintendent of Pompeii, Massimo Osanna, said the damage was "of a limited size, although any incident of this type at Pompeii cannot be underestimated".
The flag was handed over to the Turkish ambassador in London, Unal Cevikoz, by the Turner family who had preserved the flag for almost a century.
Jeddah's historic port city was recognized for its its role as a major Red Sea trade route throughout its 2,500-year history as well as being a gateway for Muslim pilgrims to Makkah who arrived by sea.
The cave, located about 25 metres underground, consists of what is known to be the earliest known figurative drawings in the world.
The stage walls and entrance of a Roman-era amphitheater have been unearthed in Izmir.
The Qhapaq Nan roads was built in the most diverse terrains going through six South American countries linking communities in the Andes mountains to fertile valleys, rainforests and deserts.
Tourism officials say the Door to Hell, also called the Derweze crater after a nearby village, could be developed into a key draw for adventure tourists.
Izmir Roman Association head Abdullah Cistir said 'This will be the first time the Roma community produce a newspaper in Turkey.'