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Turkey's Intangible Cultural Heritage List

Turkey has 17 elements on the list of the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage with the latest inclusion as of 2018. Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity is an important list to preserve traditions all around the world, maintaining cultural diversity.

Turkey in Cultural Heritage

In 2008, UNESCO established the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage in order to ensure the protection of important intangible cultural heritages worldwide and the awareness of their significance as well as the preservation of traditions in the world.

17 incredible elements of Turkey has been recognized by UNESCO and is under safeguard as on the list of the Unesco Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity as of 2018. What an amazing! Come and see for yourself the traditions and colours.

There are 4 pending nominations for Turkey to enter the list of the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

  • Asure Ritual (pending)
  • Ahlat Stoneworks Tradition (pending)
  • Nomadic Movement of Sarikecili Yoruks (pending)
  • Sabantoy, Habantoy (pending)


17 Amazing Unesco Elements

Elements on the representative list of Intangible Cultural Heritage:

Ongoing Nomination(s):

  • Traditional Turkish Archery (2019)


Unesco Intangible Cultural Heritage List of Turkey

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