Year of Göbeklitepe starts in Turkey
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan declared 2019 as the year of Göbeklitepe.
Speaking during his address at ruling Justice and Development Party's (AK Party) parliamentary group meeting, Erdogan said that neighboring Mardin, Adıyaman and Gaziantep provinces will also be included in this initiative to boost tourism revenues, Daily Sabah reported.
The Turkish leader recalled that the year of 2018 had been announced as the 'Year of Troy.'
Göbeklitepe is the ancient temple considered the world's oldest in southeastern Şanlıurfa province.