Turkey says to renovate Greek houses in town

The mayor of the ancient Intepe town of northwestern Canakkale province said on Friday that the historical Greek houses in the town would be renovated.

Turkey says to renovate Greek houses in town

The mayor of the ancient Intepe town of northwestern Canakkale province said on Friday that the historical Greek houses in the town would be renovated.

In an interview with AA, Mayor Alaattin Ozkurnaz of Intepe, or "Orfion" as it was called in ancient times, said that his municipality worked hard to keep the authentic culture of the town alive.

Pointing to the Turkish and Greek cultures living side by side in Intepe, Ozkurnaz said the municipality tried to protect the historical stone Greek houses located in the narrow streets of the town.

"We have nearly 50-60 original Greek houses in Intepe at the moment. Our goal is to prevent them from being demolished and to preserve and restore them," he said.

"Intepe"

Intepe is a town of the northwestern province of Canakkale, located 180 meters above sea level.

The town has a unique view of numerous attractions of Canakkale altogether, such as the Canakkale Strait, Gulf of Saros, historical Gallipoli peninsula, Gokceada (Imbros), Bozcaada (Tenedos), Greek islands of Limnos and Samothraki, as well as the Martyrs' Monument.

The town, known for its vineyards for centuries, is also home to the tumulus of the Trojan hero Hector.


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