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UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE IN TURKEY

Turkey has 16 properties inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List: Great Mosque and Hospital of Divriği (1985), Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia (1985), Historic Areas of Istanbul (1985), Hattusha, the Hittite Capital (1986), Nemrut Mountain (1987), Hierapolis-Pamukkale (1988), Xanthos-Letoon (1988), City of Safranbolu (1994), Archaeological Site of Troy (1998), Selimiye Mosque and its Social Complex (2011), Neolithic Site of Çatalhöyük (2012), Pergamon and its Multi-Layered Cultural Landscape (2014), Bursa and Cumalıkızık: the Birth of the Ottoman Empire (2014), Diyarbakır Fortress and Hevsel Gardens Cultural Landscape (2015), Ephesus (2015) and Archaeological Site of Ani (2016).

There are 60 nominated sites in the Tentative List of UNESCO World Heritage. This site aims to promote the sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List and raise awareness in transferring Turkey’s cultural heritage to future generations.

Turkey’s sites in the Tentative List of UNESCO World Heritage:

  • Karain Cave, Antalya (1994)
  • Sümela Monastery, Trabzon (2000)
  • Alahan Monastery, Mersin (2000)
  • St. Nicholas Museum (Church), Antalya (2000)
  • Harran and Şanlıurfa Settlements, Şanlıurfa (2000)
  • The Tombstones of Ahlat the Urartian and Ottoman citadel (2000)
  • Seljuk Caravanserais on the route from Denizli to Doğubeyazıt (2000)
  • Konya, A Capital of Seljuk Civilization (2000)
  • Alanya (2000)
  • Mardin Cultural Landscape (2000)
  • St. Paul Church, St. Paul’s Well and Surrounding Historic Quarters, Mersin (2000)
  • Ishak Pasha Palace, Ağrı (2000)
  • Kekova, Antalya (2000)
  • Güllük Mountain-Termessos National Park, Antalya (2000)
  • Archaeological Site of Aphrodisias, Aydın (2009)
  • Ancient Cities of Lycian Civilization, Antalya and Muğla (2009)
  • Archaeological Site of Sagalassos, Burdur (2009)
  • Archaeological Site of Perge (2009)
  • Archaeological Site of Göbeklitepe, Şanlıurfa (2011)
  • Beyşehir Eşrefoğlu Mosque, Konya (2011)
  • St. Pierre Church, Hatay (2011)
  • Aizanoi Antique City (2012)
  • Historic City of Ani (2012)
  • Archeological Site of Zeugma (2012)
  • Gordion (2012)
  • Historic Town of Birgi (2012)
  • Mausoleum and Sacred area of Hecatomnus (2012)
  • Medieval City of Beçin (2012)
  • Historical Monuments of Niğde (2012)
  • Yesemek Quarry and Sculpture Workshop (2012)
  • Odunpazari Historical Urban Site (2012)
  • Mamure Castle (2012)
  • Haci Bektas Veli Complex (2012)
  • Archaeological site of Laodikeia (2013)
  • Lake Tuz Special Environmental Protection Area (SEPA) (2013)
  • Trading Posts and Fortifications on Genoese Trade Routes from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea (2013)
  • The Ancient City of Sardis and the Lydian Tumuli of Bin Tepe (2013)
  • İznik (2014)
  • Zeynel Abidin Mosque Complex and Mor Yakup (Saint Jacob) Church (2014)
  • Tomb of Ahi Evran (2014)
  • Vespasianus Titus Tunnel (2014)
  • Mahmut Bey Mosque (2014)
  • Archaeological Site of Kültepe-Kanesh (2014)
  • Ancient City of Kaunos (2014)
  • Anatolian Seljuks Madrasahs (2014)
  • Archaeological Site of Arslantepe (2014)
  • Ancient City of Korykos (2014)
  • Ancient City of Anazarbos (2014)
  • Çanakkale (Dardanelles) and Gelibolu (Gallipoli) Battles Zones in the First World War (2014)
  • Eflatun Pinar: The Hittite Spring Sanctuary (2014)
  • Akdamar Church (2015)
  • The Theatre and Aqueducts of the Ancient City of Aspendos (2015)
  • Eshab-ı Kehf Kulliye (Islamic-Ottoman Social Complex) (2015)
  • Historic Guild Town of Mudurnu (2015)
  • Mount Harşena and the Rrock-tombs of the Pontic Kings (2015)
  • Mountainous Phrygia (2015)
  • Ancient City of Stratonikeia (2015)
  • The Bridge of Uzunköprü (2015)
  • Ismail Fakirullah Tomb and its Light Refraction Mechanism (2015)
  • Yıldız Palace Complex (2015)
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