The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. This is embodied in an international treaty called the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage , adopted by UNESCO in 1972.
The World Heritage List includes 962 properties forming part of the cultural and natural heritage which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value. World Heritage List includes 745 cultural , 188 natural and 29 mixed properties in 157 States Parties. As of September 2012, 190 States Parties have ratified the World Heritage Convention.
UNESCO Tentative List
Archaeological Site of Troy
City of Safranbolu
Great Mosque and Hospital of Divriği
Hattusa The Capital City of Hittites
Historic Areas of Istanbul
Neolithic Site of Çatalhöyük
Selimiye Mosque and it’s Social Complex
Xantos – Lethoon
Göreme National Park
Hierapolis – Pamukkale