Izmit Municipality, Cultural Routes Association and KYÖD signed Ön Preliminary Protocol for Kocaeli Eurasian Road Works bulunan with 1700 annual history.
"Kocaeli Eurasian Road Studies Preliminary Protocol" was signed between Izmit Municipality, Cultural Routes Association and KYÖD for the road from Bari in Italy to Demre district of Antalya and passing through Izmit, which has a history of 1700 years. İzmit Mayor Fatma Kaplan Hürriyet, President of the Cultural Routes Association Kate Clow, at the signing ceremony held in the municipal service building authority meeting hall, sözcüSü Hüseyin Eryurt, members of the board of directors of the association and Didem Turan, President of KYÖD were present.
TOURISM CITY İZMİT
Speaking for the first time during the signing ceremony, KYÖD President Didem Turan said, orum I think that the Eurasian Road project is a very good project in terms of tourism and culture. We think it will contribute to the idea of tourism city Izmit. We would like to thank the Municipality of Izmit and the Association of Cultural Chambers for their contributions and support. ”
CULTURAL INTEGRATION WILL BE PROVIDED
Speaking afterwards, Kate Clow, President of the Cultural Routes Association, said, um I am very happy to be in Izmit. I was very happy to see so much greenery in a city so close to Istanbul. We started this project in France. According to this agreement, we thought of a route from Istanbul through the Balkans to Istanbul and from Izmit and Izmit to Antalya. This is not an easy project. Municipalities are very important for these projects. On this road there is the municipality of 42. So far 6 municipality has participated in this project. Izmit Municipality was involved in this project. With these projects, cultural integration will be ensured. ”
CONTRIBUTION TO IZMIT'S HISTORY
Finally, the Mayor of Izmit Fatma Kaplan Hürriyet said, bir It is an important project. In particular, we have heard us happy to be a part of the culture road will be registered in Turkey. We think it is a valuable project for our city. Starting from Italy and extending to Izmit, this project will add value to Izmit in an international context. I think it will contribute especially in the historical sense. It will contribute to our historical cultural heritage. I care about the history of Izmit very much and I say it at every opportunity..
WILL JOIN A COMMON MEETING
Finally, President Hürriyet said, ğinde I believe that a beautiful history, culture and solidarity will lead to a common meeting between cities and countries when the project is finalized. It is a valuable project that includes many municipalities and associations. We think it will contribute to the tourism and history of our city. ”
WHAT IS THE EURASIA ROAD?
The 5 of the Civil Society Dialogue Program, funded by the European Union, the Contracting Authority is the Central Finance and Contracts Unit and carried out by the EU Presidency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey. One of the projects entitled to receive a grant within the scope of this period was the Yürüyüş Walking on the Eurasian Road proj project. The Applicant Cultural Routes Association (KRD) will carry out this project in partnership with the European Association of Via Francigena (EAVF) in Italy and the Association for the Trace of the Environment in Greece (TYE). Via Egnatia Foundation (Netherlands), Sultans Road Foundation (Netherlands), Bursa Nilüfer Municipality, Izmit Municipality, Edirne Municipality and Puglia Regional Municipality in Italy are among the participating institutions involved in the project. In the project, which started in April 2019 and will continue for one year, the joint institutions will apply for the registration of the Council of Europe Cultural Routes Institute, a new hiking route known as the Eurasian Road and extending from Bari, Italy to Demre district of Antalya. This institute in Luxemburg is a body of the Council of Europe authorized to register themed long-distance walking and other cultural routes as the 'European Cultural Route'. If the certification process occurs, the Eurasian path length in excess of about 5000 km of Turkey's first registered, and Europe's culture will be the most long-haul international routes.