See & Hear Edirne
The last event of our project titled “See & Hear” was hosted by ETTDER Edirne Tanıtım ve Turizm Derneği and took place in Edirne, Turkey between 7-11 March 2023. 18 participants from three countries: Bulgaria, North Macedonia and Turkey who shared knowledge about history and cultural heritage of the Balkans. So much we have in common!
A route of high value assets was created visiting selected cultural, historical and belief centers:
Sultan Bayezid Complex, the city center and historical bazaars, Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography, Kaleiçi (Old Town), Karaağaç, Old Mosque, Edirne Grand Synagogue, Sveti Georgi and Constantine-Elena Bulgarian Churches, the very modern Balkan History Museum Hidirlik Bastion and the old bridge on Maritza river. Edirne has so much to offer as a touristic destination. Unfortunately Selimiye Mosque, famous for its beauty and included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, was closed for restoration. But we will be back to Edirne for sure!
Namık Kemal Döleneken, the project coordinator, who made an evaluation of the project and the Edirne event, said that ETTDER has shown a very important promotional success in a small budget project. “In the first two phases of the project, we had the chance to review and evaluate cultural tourism in three countries that are accessible by road and three cities that are part of the same destination. In this sense, we also gave place to interactive feedback with our target group. We will use them in developing culture and tourism.” Döleneken emphasized that the interest shown to posts on social media and TV in Bulgaria and Macedonia will increase in the coming period: “I would like to thank the ETTDER team, Bülent Bacıoğlu, the Chairman of ETTDER YK, Mr. Kemal Soytürk, the Provincial Director of Culture and Tourism, who contributed to the program.” he said.
We thank you for your hospitality Mr. Bülent Bacıoğlu and Mr. Namık Kemal Döleneken! You are doing a great work!
The”See and Hear” project is funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.