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KULA-SALİHLİ GEOPARK HAS COMPLETED THE EVALUATION PROCESS

18.07.2019

 KULA-SALİHLİ GEOPARK HAS COMPLETED THE EVALUATION PROCESS

Boundaries of Kula UNESCO Global Geopark which is first and only geopark of Turkey, is extended  and therefore, it has examined by UNESCO during 3 days.
Alessandra Cassini, who works in Tuscan Mining UNESCO Global Geopark in Italy and Korbely Zoltan Barnabas, who works in Bakony–Balaton Unesco Global Geopark in Hungray, have examined Kula-Salihli Geopark.  Advisor of Manisa Metropolitan Municipality Mayor and Architect Azmi AÇIKDİL, Deputy Mayor of Salihli District Mahmut Süreyya KARAOĞLU, Coordinators of Kula-Salihli Geopark Prof. Dr. Tuncer DEMİR and Dr. A. Serdar AYTAÇ, staff of Kula-Salihli Geopark Yiğit KARAKUZU, Aslıhan AKÇE, Ali KARATAŞ and Mesut KOLBÜKEN have accompanied to inspectors of UNESCO.
Firstly, inspectors have visited to Kurşunlu Hot Springs, Salihli Town and Geopark Museum, Sart Gymnasyum, Temple of Artemis, Lidya Park, Thousand Hills and Marmara Lake, and they have examined those places. After Inspectors have eaten dinner with Salihli Mayor Zeki KAYDA and council members, after diner, they  admired show of Efe.
On second day, inspectors have visited to Adala Volcanic Canyon, Maiden Bridge, Suuçtu Waterfall, Adala Atatürk House and township building. After, they have moved to Kula Anemon and when they have seen many kids in front of the hotel, they are surprised and enjoyed. After lunch in the hotel, they have examined  Church of The Virgin Mary, Kula Geopark Museum, Nar Çiçeği Hanımeli Association and Kula Divlit Volcanic Park.
On third day of the evaluation, inspectors have started from Yunus Emre and Tabduk Emre Tombs, after, they have examined Carullah Bin Süleyman Mosque and they have admired magnificent beauties indise of the moaque. Afterwards, they have visited Sandal Divlit Volcan Cone, Çakırca Columnars Basalt and Fairy Chimneys. Inspectors have eaten in Çakırca Village their unforgettable lunch which are prepared by villagers. 
After the evaluation, the committee has eaten dinner with Selendi District Governor Can ATAK, who are deputy of Kula District Governor, Kula Mayor Hüseyin TOSUN and staff of the geopark. Lastly, presents have been given to inspectors after magnificent  show of Yaren Team.

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