Istanbul among best for its historical venues

UNESCO included the historical attractions of Istanbul on its World Heritage Committee list of "best practice"

Istanbul among best for its historical venues

World Bulletin/News Desk

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) inscribed the historical areas of the Turkish city of Istanbul on its World Heritage Committee list of "best practice".

Adopted at the 37th of UNESCO World Heritage Committee session in Phnom Penh of Cambodia, the decision of the Committee put Istanbul along with 26 places including Greece's Acropolis, Japan's Kyoto Historical Monuments and Tataristan's Kazan Kremlin Historical and Archaelological Complex on the list of "best practice" which is determined in terms of criteria such as their state of local protection and their value for humanity to mark the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention.

Speaking to the Anadolu Agency, Head of UNESCO National Committee of Turkey Prof. Dr. Ocal Oguz said the historical peninsula of Istanbul ranked on the list of "best practice" sets an example for the world in terms of protection and transfer to next generations.

He stated that the decision of UNESCO World Heritage Committee must be regarded as a confirmation of the efforts and methods of protection that are in practice in Istanbul.

"The decision to include Istanbul on the list is of great importance to indicate the successful implementation of the basic criteria of UNESCO while choosing the historical places to be put on the UNESCO World Heritage list after evaluation of their protection, contribution, proportion and transfer to next generations," he added.

The UNESCO list of "Best Practice"

Twenty-six historical venues on the list for regional renovation projects and other practices in different fields are as follows:

Acropolis in Athens, Angkor, Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida, Boyana Church, Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia, Cueva de las Manos in Río Pinturas, Fossil Hominid Sites of South Africa, Gros Morne National Park, Historic and Architectural Complex of the Kazan Kremlin, Historic Areas of Istanbul, Historic Centre of Oaxaca and Archaeological Site of Monte Albán, Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities), Historic Town of Vigan, Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area, Land of Frankincense, Le Morne Cultural Landscape, Medieval City of Rhodes, Mogao Caves, Old Havana and its Fortification System, SGang Gwaay, Sacred City of Caral-Supe, San Marino Historic Centre and Mount Titano, Shiretoko, Škocjan Caves, Sundarbans National Park, Teide National Park and Wet Tropics of Queensland.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 Ağustos 2013, 14:36