YHT Doping in Eskişehir: Eskişehir's Odunpazarı Mayor Burhan Sakallı said, “High Speed Train (YHT) made Eskişehir, Ankara and Konya closer by connecting them, making them suburbs of each other. Millions of passengers were transported. I also see the Ankara-Istanbul line positively for the tourism of our city. I believe that the target of 4 million tourists we expect this year will increase even more with the start of Istanbul flights ”.
Sakallı told Anadolu Agency (AA) that they, as Odunpazarı Municipality, have produced and implemented many projects to make Eskişehir a tourism city. Stating that their biggest project is the “Odunpazarı Houses Survival Project”, Sakallı explained that they made the historical Odunpazarı, which had been neglected for years, one of the most prestigious regions of the country besides Eskişehir.
Sakallı reminded that as a result of his initiatives, Odunpazarı was included in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Temporary World Heritage List, and said:
“This texture, which we would call one of the best examples of civil Turkish architecture in the world, which was a threat in the past but turned into a great opportunity with our work, is also accepted by UNESCO and included in the list. Despite many examples that started before us, such as Safranbolu, Beypazarı, Mudurnu, Cumalıkazık, Göynük and Amasya, it is included in the world heritage list. So, if we try a little more, if we try a little harder, if we can explain ourselves a little better, we can move from the temporary heritage list to the permanent heritage list. So this means the following; Odunpazari only in what we are doing, or not in Eskisehir in Turkey have found the money in the world, has turned into a working product that the purpose of the statement by the former
"Employment of approximately 10 thousand people a year, an economic contribution of 500 million lira"
Sakallı emphasized that they transformed Odunpazarı into an important center of attraction that provides employment for 10 thousand people and an economic contribution of 500 million lira per year.
Sakallı said, “We have covered more than the distance Safranbolu has covered in 35 years and Beypazarı in 15 years in a short period of 8 years”.
“We expect 3,5 million visitors to our region, which was visited by 4 million tourists last year. With this great cultural and civilization project, we not only restored the streets but also improved the socioeconomic and sociocultural structure of the people living in the historical district. With its boutique hotels, mansions, local food, country gardens and inns, in short, everyone living in this region has made a profit and continues to do so. Our aim is to increase the recognition rate of Odunpazarı with each passing year and to attract more tourists. We continue to work for the promotion of historical Odunpazarı and Eskişehir. "
Sakallı stated that many local and foreign tourists from Ankara and Konya come to Eskişehir with High Speed Train services and said, “High Speed Train did not only save time or provide convenient and comfortable transportation. The High Speed Train made Eskişehir, Ankara and Konya closer by connecting them, making them each other's suburbs. Millions of passengers were transported. I also see the Ankara-Istanbul line positively for the tourism of our city. I believe that the target of 4 million tourists we expect this year will increase even more with the start of Istanbul flights ”.
Underlining that the transportation between Eskişehir and the neighboring provinces is safer and more comfortable with the investments made by the government, Sakallı, in addition to the historical Odunpazarı Houses, for the promotion of the values of the city Yunus Emre, Nasrettin Hodja, Phrygian Valley, Han Underground City, Seyit Battal Gazi and Kurşunlu complexes. drew attention to the need for more studies.
"Cultural bridges" with Konya and Bursa
Sakallı stated that the Odunpazarı Houses Survival Project, which is an important initiative in terms of introducing historical and cultural heritage to the world, is more than the examples in other provinces, and that they brought the historical area to light with its mosques, kulliye, caravanserai, fountains, bazaars Atlıhan, Arasta and all its splendor.
Sakallı stated that they received the most important support from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, universities and non-governmental organizations until today:
“We are in constant cooperation with these organizations. Finally, we established a cultural bridge between Konya and Odunpazarı. Citizens of Konya who traveled from the Capital of the Seljuks to the Cultural Capital of the Turkic World with our Municipality and Konya Seljuk Municipality with the cultural project, Odunpazarı, which is the locomotive of Eskişehir tourism with its neighborhoods in Evliya Çelebi's Travel Book, where the most beautiful examples of Turkish civil architecture take place. They make an enjoyable cultural tour in the historical streets of their houses. Likewise, we established cultural bridges with Bursa.
Source : haberciniz.biz