Türkiye Nominates Gaziantep Embroidery, Felt Making, and Yogurt Methods for UNESCO Recognition

Türkiye nominates 3 cultural elements for UNESCO's Intangible Heritage list, showcasing its commitment to preserving and promoting its rich history and attracting cultural tourism.

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Türkiye Nominates Gaziantep Embroidery, Felt Making, and Yogurt Methods for UNESCO Recognition

Türkiye Nominates Gaziantep Embroidery, Felt Making, and Yogurt Methods for UNESCO Recognition

Türkiye has nominated three cultural heritage elements to be evaluated by UNESCO at the 2025 Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The nominations include 'Gaziantep embroidery,' 'traditional felt making,' and 'traditional yogurt making methods.'

The Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced the nominations in a statement, emphasizing that they aim to share Türkiye's rich intangible cultural heritage with the world and promote the tourism values inherent in these elements. The ministry also highlighted the importance of preserving this ancestral heritage for future generations.

Why this matters: Türkiye's nominations to UNESCO showcase its commitment to safeguarding and promoting its diverse cultural heritage on a global stage. The recognition of these traditional practices can help raise awareness about Türkiye's rich history and attract cultural tourism to the country.

Türkiye currently holds the second-highest number of cultural heritage elements registered on UNESCO's List of Intangible Cultural Heritage, with 30 elements already inscribed. The country's efforts to nominate additional elements demonstrate its ongoing dedication to preserving and celebrating its cultural traditions.

The ministry's statement underscored the significance of these nominations, stating, "These nominations aim to share Türkiye's rich intangible cultural heritage with the world and promote the tourism values inherent in these elements, as well as preserve the ancestral heritage for future generations." The evaluation of the nominated elements will take place at the 2025 Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, where UNESCO will decide on their inclusion in the prestigious list.

Key Takeaways

  • Türkiye nominated 3 cultural elements for UNESCO evaluation in 2025.
  • Nominations include Gaziantep embroidery, felt making, and yogurt making.
  • Aim is to share Türkiye's rich cultural heritage and promote tourism.
  • Türkiye has 30 cultural elements on UNESCO's Intangible Heritage list.
  • Evaluation of the nominated elements will occur at the 2025 UNESCO committee.