Konya Metropolitan Municipality organized Çatalhöyük Promotion Days to promote Çatalhöyük Neolithic City, which is an important stage in the development of humanity with its 9-year history.
THE EVENT CONTINUED OVER A WEEK
Mayor of Konya Metropolitan Municipality Uğur İbrahim Altay said that they are doing important work to contribute to the promotion of Çatalhöyük, which is the only work in Konya on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Noting that the construction of Çatalhöyük Promotion and Welcome Center is in the final stage, Mayor Altay stated that they are doing an exemplary job for Turkey, where all the needs of visitors can be met and there are exhibition areas in an area of 4 thousand square meters.
Stating that they organized Çatalhöyük Promotion Days at a time when Konya was busy in terms of tourism in order to contribute to the promotion of Çatalhöyük, Mayor Altay emphasized that the programs in which many events were held with hot air balloon flights attracted great attention from Konyaians and guests from outside of Konya. Mayor Altay stated that the aim of their work is to make Çatalhöyük, one of the most important archaeological sites in the world, one of the most important tourism destinations in the world.
Within the scope of Çatalhöyük Promotion Days, many visitors, especially those who came to Konya for the Islamic Solidarity Games; organized activities involving workshops such as ceramics, pottery, carpet, felt and archery. The guests who participated in the events and visited the Neolithic City of Çatalhöyük stated that they made a journey into history and thanked Konya Metropolitan Municipality.
BİLGEHANE STUDENTS AT ÇATALHÖYÜK
Students from Konya Metropolitan Municipality İbn-i Sina Bilgehane also visited Çatalhöyük Ancient City, which is described as the first modern city in history, within the scope of “City History” lessons. Accompanied by their teachers, Bilgehane students enthusiastically listened to the city's 9-year history and traced the first agricultural activities, the first artistic works, settled life and humanity dating back thousands of years.