Culture award was given to Şanlıurfa Metropolitan Municipality.
Şanlıurfa Metropolitan Municipality was awarded with the award of Culture in the night of City Awards organized by Dokuz Eylül University and Living City Committee.
Exquisite music culture, Göbeklitpe, Balıklıgöl, The cave where Prophet Abraham was born, the world's first Islamic university Harran, conical domed houses in Harran, Halfeti, also known as "Hidden Paradise" which is included in the network of Cittaslow by International Coordination Committee with its natural and beautiful beauties, with inns, mosques, historical texture and traditional sohbet nights an culture award was given to Şanlıurfa, which is the most coveted city in the world, and which hosts many cultures with taste.
Şanlıurfa Metropolitan Mayor Nihat Çiftçi participated in the awards ceremony held in a place in İzmir city. At the awards ceremony attended by many mayors, Şanlıurfa Metropolitan Mayor Nihat Çiftçi received the 'Culture' award. Speaking at the award ceremony, Şanlıurfa Metropolitan Mayor Nihat Çiftçi said that "Şanlıurfa is hosting many cultures and civilizations. We will carry the historical past to future generations."
"Sanliurfa has hosted many civilizations and aims to convey this history to future generations. The city with a history of 11,500 years and a place where many civilizations have left a mark on the city and its cultures that have such a deep historical background that it is our duty to preserve. Also we are making great efforts to protect and develop our cultural projects, street development and restoration projects, arranging our belief centres, compiling and restoration projects, as well as our natural beauties as a city we live in. I would like to thank both the platform members, Dokuz Eylül University and all the authorities of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism for accepting us with this award. "
The award ceremony ended with a commemorative photo taken with the composition committee.