Is Maiden's Tower Destroyed? Flash Statement from the General Directorate of Cultural Heritage and Museums

Is the Maiden's Tower Destroyed? Flash Statement from the General Directorate of Cultural Heritage and Museums
Is the Maiden's Tower Demolished Flash Statement from the General Directorate of Cultural Heritage and Museums

A statement was made by the General Directorate of Cultural Heritage and Museums on the social media posts that the historical Maiden's Tower was destroyed. In the statement, it was stated that “The restoration works are continuing and it will serve as a monument and a museum in accordance with its historical value in 2023”.

It was claimed on social media that a part of the Maiden's Tower, which was restored in September, was destroyed.

While many videos and photos on the subject are shared, in some videos, you can see the ferry passing behind where the tower part of the Maiden's Tower should be.

The images led to the claim that the Maiden's Tower was destroyed during the restoration. The response to the allegations came from the General Directorate of Cultural Heritage and Museums.

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In the statement made on the social media account of the General Directorate, it was stated that a reinforced concrete addition was made after the fire in the Maiden's Tower in the 1940s.

In the statement, “Reinforced concrete addition, experts in the field Prof. Dr. Zeynep Ahunbay, Prof. Dr. In line with the reports prepared by Feridun Çılı, Han Tümertekin and Istanbul Technical University and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Foundation University on the lack of resistance of the building against earthquakes and the projects prepared under the control of our consultants, the cone part is removed from the building in accordance with the principles of universal protection, and studies are carried out to make it in accordance with its original material. continues." expressions were used.

In the statement, which states that all documents and developments regarding the restoration and the Maiden's Tower were shared on kizkulesi.com, the statement said, "In 2023, at the 100th anniversary of our Republic, the Maiden's Tower will serve as a monument and a museum in accordance with its historical and monumental value." it was said.

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