Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy made a series of investigations in the Sarıkamış district of Kars.
Sarıkamış Ski Center, Katerina Pavilion, Ani Ruins and Kars Castle Minister Ersoy browsing the surrounding area, Ani ruins of the 6 monthly excavation program will be taken to the announcing by explaining "both the time will extend and the excavation will increase the number of professional archaeologists and art historians." He said.
Minister Ersoy, the AK Party in his speech at the Provincial Directorate of the Eastern Express route to operate a 'Tourism Express' can be started to work said.
Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, yesterday evening reached the Eastern Express in Sarıkamış district of Kars, the program began today by visiting the Sarıkamış Ski Center. Ersoy, riding the snowmobile, visited the ski slopes. Kars Governor Türker Öksüz, Sarıkamış Governor Yusuf İzzet Karaman and Mayor Göksal Toksoy were accompanied by Minister Ersoy.
Afterwards, Minister Ersoy, who went to the Katerina Mansion with his accompanying people, received a briefing about the mansion from the Provincial Culture and Tourism Director Hakan Doğanay.
Minister Ersoy later moved to the Ruins of Ani, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and called the Cradle of Civilizations.
Minister Ersoy visited the Illustrated Church, the Great Cathedral (Fethiye Mosque) and Ebul Manucehr Mosque, and about the ongoing restoration work in Ani Ruins. Dr. He received information from Fahriye Bayram. Minister Ersoy, also with tourists sohbet and took a souvenir photo.
After the visit the Minister Ersoy said in a statement to reporters, said Ani ruins in Kars is very important both for Turkey.
Stating that Ani Ruins have a new project in order to better dig, project and allocate a budget here, Minister Ersoy said:
“This project will be launched from March 1st. The project is a project to increase the duration of the excavation sites to 12 months. Of course, it is not possible to increase it to 12 months everywhere. I asked the Head of Excavation to work in Ani to extend the period to 6 months according to the seasons. They will complete the study and bring it. In the coming period, we will take Ani Ruins to a 6-month excavation program. We will both increase the time and increase the number of professional archaeologists and art historians who will work in the excavation. As the Ministry, we will support it regularly every month. ”
Head of Excavation Dr. Bayram said that Ani Ruins is one of the key points in the Turkification of Anatolia. Professor Dr. Bayram said, “I hope that we will continue our works with a project that our Minister has announced, with a much faster and more protective approach.” said.
Minister Ersoy was accompanied by Kars Governor Öksüz, Kars Mayor Murtaza Karaçanta, Provincial Culture and Tourism Manager Doğanay, Provincial Gendarmerie Deputy Commander Colonel Murat Kılıç and the related parties during his visit to Ani Ören.
Minister Ersoy later examined the Kars Castle and its skirts in the city center. Minister Ersoy, who received information from the governor of Kars, Türker Öksüz, and his accompanying people, became the AK Party Provincial President after a visit to Ebul Hasan Harakani Tomb. Minister Ersoy emphasized that the Eastern Express made important contributions to the city in his speech here and continued his words as follows:
“Thanks to the Eastern Express, Kars has been known for several years. As you know, the main task of the Eastern Express is to provide transportation, not a tourism express. Now can we put a 'Tourism Express' on the route of the Eastern Express with a different system, we will look at it. In fact, it would be more correct for the 'Tourism Express' to serve because tourists have difficulty finding a place. I think it will also be economically beneficial. ”
As a reminder that they have also made examinations in the Cıbıltepe Ski Center under the Minister Ersoy program, you have a nice ski center that can compete with Europe. We will work on how to increase the capacity of the ratio without harming nature. According to the structures here, we will begin to transfer the necessary resources slowly. ” he spoke.
Emphasizing that they will prepare Kars better for 2023, Minister Ersoy said, “Hopefully, in 2023, the tourism sector will take over the livestock sector and become your priority sector. This is very effective for people to find a job. We will do the necessary work. ” used the expression.