Bursa has applied for nomination for “UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List” in 2014 with the historical sites at Hangar Site (Orhan Gazi Complex and its Periphery), Sultan Complexes (Hüdavendigar, Yıldırım, Yeşil, Muradiye) and Cumalıkızık Village as a result of the efforts endeavored by Bursa Municipality. The application file for nomination was submitted to UNESCO under the title “Bursa and Cumalıkızık: The Dawn of Ottoman Empire” after being finalized.
The application file, which was submitted to the Ministry of Culture on the 30th of September and revised following preliminary assessment was supplemented with the “Promotional Video for Nominating Sites in Bursa for UNESCO World Heritage List” and delivered to the Ministry of Culture, Directorate General of Cultural Assets and Museums The file was submitted to UNESCO World Heritage Center Secretariat through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Bursa is currently nominated as a candidate to be registered in UNESCO World Heritage List for the year 2014, by virtue of the file which is going to be submitted to the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) by UNESCO World Heritage Center Secretariat.
ICOMOS will send a committee to Turkey to examine nominated sites on the spot. UNESCO will announce the results of the assessment in 2014 following completion of the survey.
Each country is entitled to apply with one cultural and one natural asset every year to be included in the World Heritage List. Bursa aims at being registered in UNESCO World Heritage List in the year 2014, with the file titled “Bursa and Cumalıkızık: The Dawn of Ottoman Empire” thanks to its cultural and natural assets, following this process.