Nevşehir Governorship is working to establish a geopark in Cappadocia in order to increase the brand value of the city as well as its international recognition.
Governor İnci Sezer Becel told Anadolu Agency (AA) that geomorphological values, which are important in terms of tourism, landscape and landscape, are defined as areas of sustainable development, and they believe that the geopark to be established in the region will attract worldwide attention.
Explaining that the studies started last year with scientific and technical support from the UNESCO Global Geopark, Kula-Salihli, the first and only UNESCO-labeled geopark in Turkey, Becel said, “We started a study with the idea that the magnificent natural beauties of Cappadocia should be crowned with the geopark. UNESCO Turkey National. We took action by taking the views of the President of the Commission, Prof. Dr. Öcal Oğuz. We are working to make Cappadocia the second geopark in Turkey. ” he spoke.
A Geopark museum will also be established
Noting that the geopark study will increase the brand value of the region, Becel said:
“In 1985, Göreme National Park was included in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List. Other than that, there is no internationally registered area in the region. We aim to ensure the international registration of most of our region with the geopark. Geological formations are suitable for this. We have a rich structure to be evaluated within this scope, up to Acıgöl, Derinkuyu and Kozaklı districts. All sector stakeholders that produce added value are eager to bring a new brand to our city. “
İsmail Sucu, member of TURSAB Cappadocia Regional Representative Board, stated that the creation of a geopark is an important initiative in terms of regional tourism.
Pointing out that the establishment of a geopark in Cappadocia will contribute to the preservation of natural values and to the development of tourism and to the development of tourism, Sucu said, “With the developing tourism, the duration of stay in our region will be prolonged. It will allow tourists with a higher economic level to come to the region. said.