Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Dr. Memduh Büyükkılıç and İncesu Mayor Mustafa İlmek signed a protocol for the restoration of the historical St. Eusthatios Church in the district within the scope of the İncesu City Museum works.
A cooperation protocol was signed between Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality and İncesu Municipality for the restoration and functioning of the church, which is registered as an immovable cultural property to be protected and owned by the İncesu Municipality, in the Yenicamii District of the İncesu district in the Metropolitan Municipality Presidency.
Speaking at the signing protocol ceremony, President Büyükkılıç said, “Our esteemed president continues to work in harmony as always, with an understanding of serving his town, city and people, knowing it as a form of worship. With its harmonious culture, services to our İncesu create beautiful works, İncesu almost develops and becomes beautiful” he said.
Talking about the industrial developments in İncesu, Büyükkılıç said, “The fact that it is right next to our city, that our organized industry there is a sought-after and developing region today, that it is right next to our State Railways, that in the past the late Erbakan teacher's machine tools, known as Taksan, were clustered around the industry. It is our duty to give the greatest support to Incesu, who is our sine qua non with its grapes and, most importantly, humble people of heart, as well as beautiful industrial developments such as these.
CITY MUSEUM IN INCESU
Mayor Büyükkılıç stated that they will restore the church, which is a caravanserai belonging to the Kara Mustafa Pasha period, which also contains historical textures and examples of civil architecture, which is a registered structure in the context of religious works in the district and whose property belongs to the İncesu Municipality, and said, “To revive the historical monument, to bring it back to life, a function kazanWe are making an effort to turn İncesu into a museum within the context of the City Museum and to carry all the values of our district there. We sign our protocol, we start the restoration work. May it be good for our city and our district," he said.
“INCESU, STEP BY STEP PROGRESS”
Büyükkılıç emphasized that İncesu, which will be frequented by people, is also the entrance gate of Cappadocia and continued his words as follows:
“Ürgüp is a beautiful and charming district right next to our district, which had historical and administrative associations in the past. Here again, the mosaic belonging to the early Byzantine period was mentioned. History will be rewritten with this study undertaken by Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality, with the cooperation of our Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality, our Incesu Municipality and our Culture Directorate, and within the knowledge and supervision of our Governor's Office, with the decision we took from our municipality to pursue this matter. Great for our region kazanIt has come to the fore in the study on mosaics, which will provide The data obtained from the studies carried out so far also made us smile. Hopefully, we have seen that the region, and even Turkey, has become the center of important mosaic works in a way, which made us happy and delighted. As you know, there is a hot water operation on the Bosphorus bridge, there is a hot water service. There is a hot water operation coming from the region opposite our organized industry known as Subaşı. İncesu is advancing step by step towards reaching the place it deserves with its agricultural, industrial, historical and cultural assets. By transforming this into a destination, every tourist or visitor is meeting with the gastronomic grapes that belong to the special region there, and by meeting with history, an environment that sheds light on history is created. As you know, Sheikh Saban is a friend of Allah, and Turhasan is also a friend of Allah. In other words, we are talking about one of the most important parts of history and the city, such as the Seljuk, Ottoman and Byzantine, which hosted different civilizations. We are talking about a cute town that will be talked about and loved as much as we talk. We are working collaboratively to transform it into a better equipped, more frequented place for people.”
“A CUTE, CIVIL DISTRICT WILL APPEAR”
Reminding that they also made facade improvements in İncesu, Mayor Büyükkılıç said, “We are also making facade improvements so that our tradesmen serve in a more physically beautiful environment and smile on their faces. Our project on the arrangement of the square is ready. We will implement it. A cute, chirpy town will emerge. With the Vocational School there, it has become a part of higher education and has become a preferred location due to its proximity to our city. It is also important to us. There is no dormitory problem. It is improving and getting better in every aspect. Today, we will carry out restoration works with a protocol we will make about this registered church, the place that belongs to our municipality, and we will put a function there, as we know, a function that is the museum of our district will be loaded, a cultural work will be done," he said.
"TOURISM" THANKS TO THE PRESIDENT BÜYÜKKILIÇ
Incesu Mayor Mustafa İlmek thanked Mayor Büyükkılıç for his support in his speech at the signing ceremony and said, “We are here to make our protocol with our Metropolitan Municipality for the restoration of our St. Eusthatios church in İncesu. There is not only the restoration of the church, but also the restoration of a building that forms part of the historical and tourism destination in İncesu. All steps have been taken by our Metropolitan Municipality to bring the mosaics that started in Örenşehir, which have been waiting to come to light for years, and the restoration of our church, which is the second phase of this, is carried out by our Metropolitan Municipality and our President of Memduh. Thanks to our Metropolitan Municipality, they supported us in this regard. He contributed greatly to the formation of this tourism destination in İncesu. We thank you, thank you, let it exist”.