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Near East: Restoration work to begin at historic Genoese castle
Restoration work will begin next year at a Genoese castle, which is on UNESCO’s Temporary World Heritage List, in the Turkish Black Sea province of Düzce, officials have said.

Restoration work to begin at historic Genoese castle
Akcakoca Genoese Castle [Credit: abozdemir/duzce]

The Culture and Tourism Ministry commenced a project to renovate and reanimate the original appearance of the ancient castle, which was built by the Genoese people 800 years ago, said Cüneyt Yemenici, the mayor of Akçakoca in Düzce.

“There will be bidding until the first half of 2016 for the restoration project. The tools necessary for the renovation have been determined,” said Yemenici.

Expecting the castle to reopen for touristic purposes in the summer of 2017, Yemenici indicated their communication and collaboration with the Culture and Tourism Ministry would continue.

Source: Hurriyet Daily News [July 23, 2015]