Unesco Tentative List

Discover Turkey and nominated properties

Turkey's Unesco Tentative List

Turkey's aim is to protect universal, cultural and natural values, and to transfer them to the future generations. UNESCO Tentative List includes the following 84 sites in our country as of 2021.

1994 - 2013

  • Karain Cave, Antalya (1994)
  • A Capital of Seljuk Civilisation, Konya (2000)
  • Alahan Monastery, Mersin (2000
  • Alanya Castle and Dockyard, Antalya (2000)
  • Gulluk Mountain (Termessos) National Park, Antalya (2000)
  • Harran and Sanliurfa Settlements, Sanliurfa (2000)
  • Ishak Pasha Palace, Agri (2000)
  • Kekova, Antalya (2000)
  • Mardin Cultural Landscape, Mardin (2000)
  • Sumela Monastery, Trabzon (2000)
  • St. Nicholas Church, Antalya (2000)
  • St. Paul Church, St. Pauls Well and Surrounding Historic Quarters, Tarsus (2000)
  • The Tombstones of Ahlat the Urartian and Ottoman Citadel, Bitlis (2000)
  • Seljuk Caravanserais on the Route from Denizli to Dogubeyazit (2000)
  • Ancient Cities of Lycian Civilisation; Myra, Olympos, Patara, Phaselis (2009)
  • Archaeological Site of Sagalassos, Burdur (2009)
  • Archaeological Site of Perge, Antalya (2009)
  • Esrefoglu Mosque of Beysehir, Konya (2011)
  • St. Pierre Church, Hatay (2011)
  • Antique City of Aizanoi, Kutahya (2012)
  • Archeological Site of Zeugma, Gaziantep (2012)
  • Gordion, Ankara (2012)
  • Haci Bektas Veli Complex, Nevsehir (2012)
  • Historic Town of Birgi, Izmir (2012)
  • Historical Monuments of Nigde, Nigde (2012)
  • Mamure Castle, Mersin (2012)
  • Mausoleum and Sacred Area of Hecatomnus, Mugla (2012)
  • Medieval City of Becin, Mugla (2012)
  • Odunpazari Historical Urban Site, Eskisehir (2012)
  • Yesemek Quarry and Sculpture Workshop, Gaziantep (2012)
  • Archaeological Site of Laodicea, Denizli (2013)
  • Lake Tuz Special Environmental Protection Area, Ankara (2013)
  • The Ancient City of Sardis and the Lydian Tumuli of Bintepe, Manisa (2013)

2014 - 2016

  • Anatolian Seljuks Madrasahs, Konya, Erzurum, Sivas, Kayseri, Kirsehir (2014)
  • Ancient City of Anazarbos, Adana (2014)
  • Ancient City of Kaunos, Mugla (2014)
  • Ancient City of Korykos, Mersin (2014)
  • Archaeological Site of Kultepe-Kanesh, Kayseri (2014)
  • Canakkale and Gelibolu Battles Zones in the First World War, Canakkale (2014)
  • Eflatun Pinar: The Hittite Spring Sanctuary, Konya (2014)
  • Iznik (Nicaea), Bursa (2014)
  • Mahmut Bey Mosque, Kastamonu (2014)
  • Tomb of Ahi Evran, Kirsehir (2014)
  • Vespasianus Titus Tunnel, Antakya (2014)
  • Zeynel Abidin Mosque Complex and Mor Yakup (Saint Jacob) Church, Mardin (2014)
  • Akdamar Church, Van (2015)
  • Ancient City of Stratonikeia, Mugla (2015)
  • Eshab-i Kehf Kulliye, Kahramanmaras (2015)
  • Historic Guild Town of Mudurnu, Bolu (2015)
  • Ismail Fakirullah Tomb and its Light Refraction Mechanism, Siirt (2015)
  • Mount Harsena and the Rock Tombs of the Pontic Kings, Amasya (2015)
  • Mountainous Phrygia, Eskisehir-Kutahya-Afyon (2015)
  • Uzunkopru Bridge, Edirne (2015)
  • The Theatre and Aqueducts of the Ancient City of Aspendos, Antalya (2015)
  • Yildiz Palace Complex, Istanbul (2015)
  • Ancient city of Kibyra, Burdur (2016)
  • Bodrum Castle, Mugla (2016)
  • Haci Bayram Mosque and its Surrounding Area, Ankara (2016)
  • Kizilirmak Delta Wetland and Bird Sanctuary, Samsun (2016)
  • Malabadi Bridge, Diyarbakir (2016)
  • Nuruosmaniye Complex, Istanbul (2016)
  • Sivrihisar Great Mosque, Eskisehir (2016)
  • Sultan Bayezid II Complex: A Center of Medical Treatment, Edirne (2016)
  • Tushpa/Van Fortress, the Mound and the Old City of Van, Van(2016)
  • Yivli Minaret Mosque, Antalya (2016)

2017 - 2021

  • Archaeological Site of Assos, Canakkale (2017)
  • Ayvalik Industrial Landscape, Balikesir (2017)
  • Ivriz Cultural Landscape, Konya (2017)
  • Archaeological Site of Priene, Aydin (2018)
  • Basilica Therma Sarikaya Roman Bath, Yozgat (2018)
  • Early Period of Anatolian Turkish Heritage: Niksar, The Capital of Danishmend Dynasty (2018)
  • Historic City of Harput, Elazig (2018)
  • The Bridge of Justinian, Sakarya (2018)
  • The Underground Water Structures in Gaziantep; Livas' and Kastels (2018)
  • Wooden Roofed and Wooden Columned Mosques in Anatolia (2018)
  • Nature Park of Ballica Cave, Tokat (2019)
  • Historic Town of Beypazari, Ankara (2020)
  • Karatepe Aslantas Archaeological Site, Osmaniye (2020)
  • Koramaz Valley, Kayseri (2020)
  • The Historical Port City, Izmir (2020)
  • Trading Posts and Fortifications on Genoese Trade Routes; Yoros Fortress, Galata Tower, Foca Fortress, Candarli Fortress, Cesme Fortress, Amasra Fortress, Akcakoca Fortress, Sinop Fortress, Kusadasi Fortress and City Walls (2020)
  • Zerzevan Castle and Mithraeum, Diyarbakir (2020)
  • Historic Town of Kemaliye, Tunceli (2021)
  • Late Antique and Medieval Churches and Monasteries of Midyat and Surrounding Area, Mardin (2021)
Turkey's Unesco Tentative List
Odunpazari Houses, Eskisehir