The first hot air balloon flight of the season in Göbeklitepe, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and described as the "zero point of history", was made with Turkey's first shaped balloon.
Under the coordination of the Şanlıurfa Metropolitan Municipality, with the support of the Şanlıurfa Governorship and the Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism, domestic and foreign tourists who will come to Şanlıurfa have resumed flights, which were suspended due to the pandemic, in order to increase the number of days they stay in the city by participating in different touristic activities and to spend more time in the city.
Şanlıurfa Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Zeynel Abidin Beyazgül, AK Party Deputy Zemzem Gülender Açanal, AK Party Provincial Chairman Abdurrahman Kırıkçı, Eyyübiye Mayor Mehmet Kuş and Provincial Culture and Tourism Director Aydın Aslan participated in the first flight of the season, which was made near Göbeklitepe, the zero point of history. .
PRESIDENT BEYAZGÜL: “ŞANLIURFA WILL BE A BALLOON FLIGHT CENTER”
Şanlıurfa Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Zeynel Abidin Beyazgül said that it was exciting to watch Şanlıurfa from the air with Turkey's first shaped balloon and said that Şanlıurfa will be the second balloon flight center after Cappadocia. President Beyazgül: "After Eid al-Adha, balloon flights will begin. Tourism AŞ's balloon will take off in six months. Şanlıurfa is a very special city in terms of its geography. Turkey's heart beats in Şanlıurfa. The heart of tourism beats in Şanlıurfa. Our reservations in our hotels are in good condition, after the pandemic, Şanlıurfa will be a center of attraction with its tourism richness and diversity.”
MEP AÇANAL: "TURKEY'S HEART BEATS IN SANLIURFA"
Ak Party Şanlıurfa Deputy Zemzem Gülender Açanal invited local and foreign tourists to Şanlıurfa and stated that the heart of Turkey beats in Şanlıurfa.
PRESIDENT KIRIKCI: "It's GOOD TO LOOK AT THE EARTH FROM THE SKY"
Ak Party Şanlıurfa Provincial Chairman Abdurrahman Kırıkçı, who stated that he met with a hot air balloon flight for the first time, said, "It's nice to look at the earth from the sky," and I would like to thank everyone who contributed to Şanlıurfa and Göbekitepe.
PRESIDENT KUŞ: “WE WITNESSED THE HISTORY OF SANLIURFA FROM THE SKY”
Eyyübiye Mayor Mehmet Kuş said, “We had the opportunity to watch the historical and touristic areas we lived and observed on foot before, with the initiatives of our Şanlıurfa Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Zeynel Abidin Beyazgül, and we had the opportunity to witness from the skies.”
Hot air balloon pilot Bilge Ezel said that he experienced the same excitement in Göbeklitepe as he felt when they started flights in Cappadocia, and underlined that Göbeklitepe is on the way to becoming a “second Cappadocia” in hot air balloon flights.