Urfakapı, which was closed to traffic by Diyarbakır Metropolitan Municipality due to restoration works, has been opened to transportation again.
The restoration works carried out by the Metropolitan Municipality with the motto of “Resurrection in the Walls” continue at full speed in Diyarbakır Castle, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
As part of the emergency response in Urfakapı, the Department of Zoning and Urbanization carried out repairs on the walls between the two bastions where pedestrians and vehicles pass, and on the sections that threaten the safety of life and property at the gates.
Urfakapı was opened to traffic again by removing the barriers after the interventions such as consolidation of the stones at risk of falling, joint construction and facade cleaning.
Urfakapı, which has been temporarily and urgently intervened because it poses a danger to life and property in its current state, will be intervened again after detailed restoration projects are prepared.
Within the scope of the restoration works, lighting was made in the niches on the facade of Urfakapı facing the inside of the Sur.
During the restoration works carried out by the Metropolitan Municipality at the Urfa Gate, stone pedestals on which catapult legs were placed, catapult cannonballs, silver coins from the Akkoyunlu period and many arrowheads from different periods were found.