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Tuekey in World Heritage

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

Nemrut Dağı

Neolithic Site of Çatalhöyük

Selimiye Mosque and it’s Social Complex

Xantos – Lethoon

Göreme National Park

Hierapolis – Pamukkale