Evaluation of the Historical City Edirne through Cultural Assets

Title Evaluation of the Historical City Edirne through Cultural Assets
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsMisirli A, Benian E
JournalHumanities and Social Sciences Review
Start Page309
ISSN Number2165-625
Keywordsarchitecture, cultural property, culture, Edirne
Abstract Edirne, the second capital of Ottoman Empire is important with its geographical location serving as a bridge to European countries as well as its historical build up. Nowadays Edirne struggles to maintain historical identity with its religious, educational and socio-cultural buildings besides the examples of civil architecture. However, it cannot be said that elements of urban identity are adequately evaluated except for specific periods of the year in accordance with tourism activities in Edirne which is rich in history and culture. The purpose of this paper is to introduce Selimiye Mosque Complex and Kirkpinar Oil Wrestling, two UNESCO World Heritage participants, along with the other cultural assets such as Bayezid II. Complex, Old Mosque, Sv. Georgi Church, and Synagogue.