Fatih Municipality Mayor Mustafa Demir attended the panel discussion on “Tourism, cultural tourism and restoration of historical artifacts” in the local authorities academy organized by Bahçeşehir University school of government and leadership. Mayor Demir shared the experience he acquired while he held office with the attendants.

Fatih Municipality Mayor Mustafa Demir explained the restoration of historical artifacts conducted in almost every part of the district. Demir said the restorations in question are the most comprehensive works for the last 300 years.

Attending the panel discussion on “Tourism, Cultural Tourism and Restoration of Historical Artifacts” in the Local Authorities Academy organized by Bahçeşehir University School of Government Leadership, Fatih Municipality Mayor Mustafa Demir shared the experiences he acquired while he held office as well as the details regarding the restorations with the students. Mayor Demir provided information about the processes for improvement of historical places, which hold significant value in Fatih and turning them into centers of tourism during his speech which he prepared as a presentation.

The most comprehensive restoration in the AK Party period as well

Answering the questions of press members at the end of the panel discussion, Municipality Mayor Mustafa Demir explained that the restoration works made in Fatih district are the largest restoration made in the last 300 years. Mentioning that the restoration, accessibility and landscaping of the artifacts have had their most comprehensive form during the works made since 2002, Demir said:

“The restoration of historical artifacts as made since 2002 comprise the most significant works made in the last 300 years with regard to opening their surroundings, arranging and making them accessible as well as functional. That’s also what historians say. The strongest earthquake happened in the Ottomans’ time during the reign of Mustafa III. Restoration of these historical artifacts had its most important period in the reign of Mustafa III up until the period of AK Party in 2002. After that period, we are now in the period today when restorations are made the most, historical artifacts are highlighted, resources are invested in this regard and significant related works are made. Works this serious are made for the first time after 300 years since Mustafa III.”

Demir added that the total cost of restoration works is 200 million TL.

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