Turkey in World Herritage ListTurkey has 11 properties Inscribed In the UNESCO WorldHeritage List, and 37 nominated properties are in theTentative List.•Historical Areas of Istanbul,•City of Safranbolu,•Hattusha (Bogazkoy): The Hittite Capital,•Edirne Selimiye Mosque,•Nemrut Mountain,•Xanthos-Letoon,•Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi,•Archaeological Site of Troy,•Hierapolis-Pamukkale,•Goreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia
Turkey in Unesco Tentative List• Unesco Tentative List1) Izmir, Selcuk, Ephesus (1994) 2) Antalya, Karain Cave (1994) 3) Trabzon, Sumela Monastery (2000) 4) Mersin, Alahan Monastery (2000) 5) Antalya, Demre, St. Nicholas Church(2000) 6) Sanliurfa, Harran and Sanliurfa Settlements (2000) 7) Bitlis, The Tombstones of Ahlat the Urartian and Ottoman Citadel (2000) 8) Diyarbakir, The Citadel and the Walls of Diyarbakir (2000) 9) Seljuk Caravanserais on the route from Denizli to Dogubeyazit (2000) 10) Konya, Konya A Capital of Seljuk Civilisation (2000) 11) Antalya, Alanya Castle and Dockyard (2000) 12) Mardin, Mardin Cultural Landscape (2000) 13) Bursa, Bursa and Cumalikizik Early Ottoman Urban and Rural Settlements (2000) 14) Tarsus, St. Paul Church, St. Pauls Well and surrounding historic quarters (2000) 15) Agri, Ishak Pasha Palace (2000) 16) Antalya , Kas, Kekova (2000) 17) Antalya, Gulluk Mountain Termessos National Park (2000)
Turkey in Unesco Tentative List18) Aydin, Archaeological Site of Aphrodisias (2009)19) Antalya, Ancient Cities of Lycian Civilisation (2009)20) Burdur Archaeological Site Of Sagalassos (2009)21) Antalya,Archaeological Site of Perge (2009)22) Beyşehir, Eşrefoğlu Mosque (2011) 23) Hatay, St. Pierre Church (2011) 24) Bergama-İzmir (2011) 25) Göbeklitepe Archaeological Site (2011) 26) Historic City of Ani27) Medieval City of Beçin28) Medieval City of Mentesogulları29) Historic Town of Birgi 30) Historical Site of Gordion31) Hacı Bektaş Veli Complex32) Mausoleum and Sacred Area of Hecatomnus33) Historical Monuments of Nigde34) Mamure Castle35) Odunpazarı Historical Urban Site36) Yesemek Quarry and Sculpture Workshop37) Archeological Site of Zeugma
Mimar Sinan is the most famous of Ottoman architect in the 16th century. Selimiye Mosque considered the complex, which includes madrasas (Islamic schools), a covered market, clock house, outer courtyard and library, to be his best work. He was the head architect of OttomanEmpire for 50 years and he served to three Great Sultans of Ottoman Empire.
Mimar Sinan’s Works; 92 Mosques, 52 Masjid, 55 Madrasa, 7 Darul-Kurra (Quran science Houses) 20 Mausoleums, 17 İmarets, (Soup house) 3 Darüşifa (Hospitals) 6 Waterways, 10 Bridges, 20 Caravanserai, 36 Palaces, 8 Mahzen, 48 Turkish BathsIn total 365 structures were built by Mimar Sinan
A Master work of Classical Ottoman ArchitectureEdirne was the capital of the Ottoman Empire prior tothe conquest of Istanbul and is famous for its mosques,the elegant domes and minarets, where as Selimiye isthe most important monument in this historic city. Thecomplex built in the historic centre of Edirnecomprises, two madrasas, a primary school and acovered bazaar besides this magnificient mosque.Carrying the name of the then reigning the SultanSelim II, the Mosque was built by architect MimarSinan in the 16th century.
Mimar Sinan«Selimiye Mosque ismy Mastery Work of my life»,
The interior decorationusing Iznik tiles from thepeak period of theirproduction testifies to anart form that remainsunsurpassed in thismaterial. The complex isconsidered to be the mostharmonious expressionever achieved of theOttoman külliye, a groupof buildings constructedaround a mosque andmanaged as a singleinstitution.
• The Selimiye Mosque Complex includes all the attributes of its Outstanding Universal Value within the property boundary, is well-maintained and does not suffer from adverse effects of development. In view of the importance of the dominant setting of the property and its landmark status, it is extremely important that all view corridors continue to be protected.
• The square Mosque with its single great dome and four slender minarets, dominates the skyline of the former Ottoman capital of Edirne before the counqery of Constantinapolis.
Secrets of Selimiye - The reason of the 5 stage windows represents the 5 certain rules of the Islam, - In total count 99 windows remains in the mosque that represets the 99 names of Allah , - Reason of the one huge dome means there is only One GOD,
- 12 Minaret Şerefes represents the 12th Ottoman Sultan «Selim II» because the mosque made ın his reign,- 32 gates of the complex represents the 32 rules or assumes of Islam,- The 6 roads behind the Minarets represents 6 certain rules of Islam belief,