June 27, 2011

Istanbul Secures Presence in World Heritage List

Istanbul has finally been assured that it will not be threatened with exclusion from UNESCO’s World Heritage List, according to a decision made by the organization’s board Thursday in Paris.


Last year, UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee issued a statement that the city’s exclusion from the World Heritage List would be discussed at the board’s annual meeting in Brazil.

Speaking to the Hürriyet Daily News, UNESCO Turkey Representative Gürcan Türkoğlu said the decision was particularly important, because it also stated that Istanbul’s exclusion would not be on the agenda again.

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