The traditional Ahlat stonework It has been included in UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List.
According to the statement from the Türkiye Ministry of Culture and Tourism, one of the cultural elements of Türkiye has been taken under protection as intangible world heritage.
The traditional stonework of Ahlat, one of the best examples of the protection of tangible and intangible heritage, was evaluated at the 17th Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage held this year in Rabat, the capital of Morocco, and was inscribed in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List that requires urgent safeguard measures
So, the number of elementos culturales in Turkey registered in UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List has reached 22.
In addition, the same meeting will evaluate the culture of tea, the tradition of telling stories of Nasreddin Hodja, the rearing of silkworms and the traditional production of silk for weaving.
The following elements of Türkiye have been inscribed on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List; Meddah, rotating dervish ceremony, the traditional art aşıklık (the juggling), Noruz (multinational), Karagöz, traditional conversation meetings, Kırkpınar oil wrestling festival, Alevi-Bektashi rituals, rotating dervishes, Keşkek ceremony tradition, festival of Mesir Macunu (sweet), Turkish coffee culture and tradition, Ebru art, Turkish paper decoration art, traditional tile craft, fine bread making and sharing culture (multinational), Hıdrellez (multinational), whistling language, legacy of Dede Korkut, epic culture, folk tales and music, traditional Turkish archery, mancala (multinational), miniature art (multinational) and calligraphy.
Türkiye is among the top 4 countries that record the most items on cultural heritage lists.