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Turkey ratified the World Heritage Convention on 16 March, 1983. As of May 2010, it has 9 World Heritage Sites, of which 7 are in the cultural category, and 2 are in the mixed category. Turkey also has another 23 sites on the World Heritage Tentative List.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Turkey

  1. Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia
  2. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi
  3. Historic Areas of Istanbul
  4. Hattusha: the Hittite Capital
  5. Nemrut Dag
  6. Hierapolis-Pamukkale
  7. Xanthos-Letoon
  8. City of Safranbolu
  9. Archaeological Site of Troy

Sites in Turkey on the World Heritage Tentative List

  1. Ephesus (1994)
  2. Karain Cave (1994)
  3. Sümela Monastery (The Monastery of Virgin Mary) (2000)
  4. Alahan Monastery (2000)
  5. St. Nicholas Church (2000)
  6. Harran and Sanliurfa (2000)
  7. The Tombstones of Ahlat the Urartian and Ottoman citadel (2000)
  8. The Citadel and the Walls of Diyarbakir (2000)
  9. Seljuk Caravanserais on the route from Denizli to Dogubeyazit (2000)
  10. Konya-A capital of Seljuk Civilization (2000)
  11. Alanya (2000)
  12. Mardin Cultural Landscape (2000)
  13. Bursa and Cumalikizik Early Ottoman urban and rural settlements (2000)
  14. Edirne Selimiye Mosque (2000)
  15. St.Paul Church, St.Paul's Well and surrounding historic quarters (2000)
  16. Ishak Pasha Palace (2000)
  17. Kekova (2000)
  18. Güllük Dagi-Termessos National Park (2000)
  19. Archaeological Site of Aphrodisias (2009)
  20. Ancient Cities of Lycian Civilization (2009)
  21. Archaeological Site of Sagalassos (2009)
  22. Neolithic Site of Catalhoyuk (2009)
  23. Archaeological Site of Perge (2009)



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