Monuments of Turkey that are in the list of UNESCO, Properties inscribed on the World Heritage List

 

Cultural (16)
• Aphrodisias (2017)
• Archaeological Site of Ani (2016)
• Archaeological Site of Troy (1998)
• Bursa and Cumalıkızık: the Birth of the Ottoman Empire (2014)
• City of Safranbolu (1994)
• Diyarbakır Fortress and Hevsel Gardens Cultural Landscape (2015)
• Ephesus (2015)
• Göbekli Tepe (2018)
• Great Mosque and Hospital of Divriği (1985)
• Hattusha: the Hittite Capital (1986)
• Historic Areas of Istanbul (1985)
• Nemrut Dağ (1987)
• Neolithic Site of Çatalhöyük (2012)
• Pergamon and its Multi-Layered Cultural Landscape (2014)
• Selimiye Mosque and its Social Complex (2011)
• Xanthos-Letoon (1988)
Mixed (2)
• Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia (1985)
• Hierapolis-Pamukkale (1988)
Sites on the Tentative List (77)
A Tentative List is an inventory of those properties which each State Party intends to consider for nomination. More about the Tentative List Process…
• Karain Cave (1994)
• Sümela Monastery (The Monastery of Virgin Mary) (2000)
• Alahan Monastery (2000)
• St. Nicholas Church (2000)
• Harran and Sanliurfa (2000)
• The Tombstones of Ahlat the Urartian and Ottoman citadel (2000)
• Seljuk Caravanserais on the route from Denizli to Dogubeyazit (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 (2000)
• Ishak Pasha Palace (2000)
• Kekova (2000)
• Güllük Dagi-Termessos National Park (2000)
• Ancient Cities of Lycian Civilization (2009)
• Archaeological Site of Sagalassos (2009)
• Archaeological Site of Perge (2009)
• Esrefoglu Mosque (2011)
• Hatay, St. Pierre Church (2011)
• Aizanoi Antique City (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)
• The Malabadi Bridge (2016)
• Tushpa/Van Fortress, the Mound and the Old City of Van (2016)
• Sultan Bayezid II Complex: A Center of Medical Treatment (2016)
• Yivli Minaret Mosque (2016)
• Sivrihisar Great Mosque (2016)
• The Bodrum Castle (2016)
• Nuruosmaniye Complex (2016)
• Ancient city of Kibyra (2016)
• Haci Bayram Mosque and its Surrounding Area (the Haci Bayram District) (2016)
• Kızılırmak Delta Wetland and Bird Sanctuary (2016)
• Archaeological Site of Assos (2017)
• Ayvalık Industrial Landscape (2017)
• Ivriz Cultural Landscape (2017)
• Early Period of Anatolian Turkish Heritage: Niksar, The Capital of Danishmend Dynasty (2018)
• The Underground Water Structures in Gaziantep; Livas’ and Kastels (2018)
• Wooden Roofed and Wooden Columned Mosques in Anatolia (2018)
• The Bridge of Justinian (2018)
• Archaeological Site of Priene (2018)
• Historic City of Harput (2018)
• Basilica Therma (Sarıkaya Roma Hamamı) (2018)
Activities (3)
• Technical support for the management, enhancement and development of the Historic Areas of Istanbul, Turkey
• Technical assistance for the management of the Archaeological Site of Zeugma and its surroundings, Gaziantep, Turkey
• World Heritage Youth Forum (2016) “At the Crossroads of Multi-Layered Heritage”
News (14)
• Four sites added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List Sunday, 1 July 2018
• Partners for World Heritage meet in Istanbul during 40th Committee Session Monday, 25 July 2016
• Turkish musician Kudsi Ergüner named UNESCO Artist for Peace Sunday, 10 July 2016
• World Heritage Committee to meet in Istanbul, Turkey, 10 to 20 July Monday, 27 June 2016
• Call for participation: World Heritage Youth Forum 2016 At the Crossroads of Multi-Layered HeritageWednesday, 17 February 2016
• Almaty Agreement adopted in the Fourth meeting of the Coordinating Committee on the World Heritage Serial Nomination of the Silk Roads Tuesday, 22 December 2015
• Mayor of Istanbul and the Director-General celebrate the 30th anniversary of the inscription of the Historic Areas of Istanbul on the World Heritage List Wednesday, 8 April 2015
• Director-General Presents World Heritage Certificates to Turkey Tuesday, 6 January 2015
• World Heritage List reaches 1000 sites with inscription of Okavango Delta in Botswana Sunday, 22 June 2014
• Twelve new members elected to World Heritage Committee Wednesday, 20 November 2013
• UNESCO, Turkey and Japan launch project to safeguard the World Heritage site of Cappadocia (Turkey)Thursday, 18 July 2013
• Four natural and four cultural properties added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List on Sunday Sunday, 1 July 2012
• Annual Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Award Winners Announced Friday, 1 June 2007
• Cities Named ‘2010 European Capital of Culture’ include World Heritage sites Wednesday, 12 April 2006
Events (11)
• 5th Meeting of Coordinating Committee on the serial transnational World Heritage nomination of the Silk Roads 03-Dec-2018-07-Dec-2018
• 3rd UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture: for the Benefit of All 03-Dec-2018-05-Dec-2018
• 40th session of the Committee 10-Jul-2016-20-Jul-2016
• World Heritage Youth Forum 2016 At the Crossroads of Multi-Layered Heritage 29-Jun-2016-12-Jul-2016
• 4th Silk Roads Serial World Heritage Nomination Coordinating Committee Meeting 24-Nov-2015-26-Nov-2015
• Malta’s World Heritage sites are learning cases for interdisciplinary training on Disaster Risk Reduction14-Nov-2015-19-Nov-2015
• Summer program on World Heritage and New Media in Turkey 15-Jun-2015-29-Jun-2015
• International Symposium: “Cultural Heritage Protection In Times of Risk – Challenges and Opportunities”15-Nov-2012-17-Nov-2012
• Launch Event: Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture 02-Feb-2010
• Conference “Why Save Historic Timber Structures” and 15th Int’l Wood Conservation Symposium 18-Sep-2006-23-Sep-2006
• Bikeabout To Launch Circum-Mediterranean Tour Of World Heritage Sites 24-Sep-1997-30-Jun-1998

SOME USEFUL LINKS TO LEARN ABOUT TURKEY’S MONUMENTS

https://whc.unesco.org/en/statesparties/tr

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_World_Heritage_sites_in_Turkey

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