Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Tunç Soyer attended the preliminary meeting of the Bornova Culture Island project, which includes the Yeşilova Mound, Homer Valley and Levantine mansions, which are of great historical importance to the city. Mayor Soyer stated that the project was exciting and said, “The Levantines are the yeast that makes İzmir İzmir. If we live in this city with the climate and culture that we describe as many colors, many sounds, and many breaths, and if people from all over Turkey want to come to Izmir today, it is because it is yeast.”
Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Tunç Soyer, participated in the preliminary meeting of the Bornova Culture Island project, which was prepared under the leadership of the World City Izmir Association, the Levantines Association and the Service Sector Employees Education and Solidarity Association in order to bring the historical and cultural values of Bornova to tourism. The Mayor said that the Bornova Culture Island project, which includes the Yeşilova Mound, Homer Valley and caves and Levantine mansions, which sheds light on the 8-year-old history of the city, is exciting. Tunç Soyer“The idea of the Bornova Culture Island Project is very valuable. SözcüClerk is also chosen correctly. Perhaps one of the strongest aspects of the project is that it will be carried out with non-governmental organizations. Levantines are the yeast that makes İzmir İzmir. If we live in this city with the climate and culture that we describe as many colors, many sounds, many breaths, and if people from all over Turkey want to come to Izmir today, it is because it is yeast. In other words, it is because there is a climate that sees these differences as a wealth.”
President Tunç Soyer“There is a need for a festival where we will bring everything from its gastronomy to its history, from its dance to its culture and introduce its beauties to the people of Izmir. This shouldn't just be fun. It should also be a meeting place where history and all these processes are discussed and Levantine heritage is discussed. It should be supported by a scientific study. We are ready to host this festival and congress,” he said.
“We should be more involved in this project”
Bornova Mayor Mustafa İduğ said, “You have made us very excited with this touch today. I would like to say that we need to be more involved in this project together with you.” Minister Tunç SoyerAfterwards, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Deputy Mayor Mustafa Özuslu, Bornova Mayor Mustafa İduğ and other participants examined the Levantine mansions and got information.
Bornova Culture Island Executive Board consists of the following names: Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Advisor Ahmet Altan, Cooperative Specialist-Bornova Culture Island Project Writer Alper Akbulut, Milliyet Aegean Writer Altan Altın, World City Izmir Association Vice President Can Ersoy Dider, Communication and Strategy Advisor Gönen Orhan , Levantines Association President Guiliano Guigliani, Service Industry Employees Association President Gülper Ergün, Bornova Municipality Cultural Affairs Coordinator Gürhan Dikmen, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor's Advisory Office Coordinator Assistant Merve Berkcan.