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17 May 2011 09:19
Turkey's Selimiye Mosque could make it to the UNESCO's world heritage sites list
Travellers planning trips to Turkey may come across a landmark that could soon be listed among the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation's (UNESCO) world heritage sites.
Ministers are hopeful the Selimiye Mosque in the border country between Europe and Asia will be approved by the organisation.
The historical monument is the last of the remaining relics from the Ottoman era in the Turkish city of Edirne.
Tourism and culture minister Ertugrul Gunay believes the architecture of the religious building has impressed the UNESCO panel and it could be part of the world heritage site list in June.
He said: "Selimiye's name has been submitted to the higher committee with a positive report.
"Hopefully, Selimiye will enter the list after June 19, 2011. This is good news."
Adventure tourists seeking beach getaways must ensure they have an appropriate level of
travel insurance before heading off to their desired destinations.
Locations such as the rock sites at Cappadocia are already on the UNESCO list and such landmarks continue to boost Turkey's visitor numbers.
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