Click to read the full press release in pdf format. PRESS RELEASE Turkey is preparing to apply for the registration of a cultural route at the Council of Europe! On July 4th 2019, representatives from Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Cultural Routes Society (CRS), met in İstanbul with the European Institute of Cultural…

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Click to read the full press release in pdf format. PRESS RELEASE Certifying and Promoting a Cultural Route Between Europe and Turkey Turkey’s Culture Routes Society (CRS), an NGO that was founded to develop, maintain and promote cultural routes in Turkey, is preparing to apply to the Council of Europe to obtain certification for the…

The Forestry Ministry and National Parks management held a 2-day eco-tourism conference at the Maritime Pine hotel in Belek on 9th-10th April. Also invited were several university professors with expertise in tourism, geography… etc, as well as the representatives of several NGO’s – of these, the WWF was represented by Eray Çağlayan, Doğa Koruma Merkezi…

The Management committee met in Impact Hub, Istanbul, on 11th January. As well as the current updates on the society’s activities, upcoming EU projects were also evaluated with the participation of the trail representatives who are likely to get involved. One of these projects is the continuation of our previous EU project named ‘Europe to…

  A comprehensive training targeting various groups and professional disciplines was held in Antakya between 21-24 February within the scope of ‘the KORU Project’. The project is carried out in Mardin and Antakya by the Association for the Protection of Cultural Heritage in cooperation with Edinburgh World Heritage , supported by the British Council under the Cultural Conservation Fund….

The first annual Demre-Kekova Outdoor and Nomad Cuisine Festival was organized in Kapaklı Village on October 27-29th, with the leadership of Kapaklı-Hoyran Culture Tourism and Development Society.  On the opening day, protocol and village residents and tourists were present. Each day represented a different focus: hiking, canoeing (including a boat tour) and a bicycle tour….

On October 7-8th, the opening ceremony of Miyagi Olle was held in Miyagi Prefecture in the North of Japan. In addition to two sections, 20 kms in total, eight more sections will be added in coming years. The project aims to help local people recover from the 2011 tsunami disaster by creating a sustainable tourism…

The 8th Annual Advisory Forum on Cultural Routes was held in Görlitz, Germany between September 26-29th. The theme of the 2018 Annual Advisory Forum on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe was, “Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Connecting Cultural Values, Heritage Sites and Citizens: Strategies and Synergies in a Global Perspective“. During the…

The 6th bi-annual World Trails Network Conference was organized in Santiago de Compostela, Spain this year from September 26-29th. The conference was attended by over 200 participants from 38 countries and sponsored by Galicia region. Worldwide trail builders, organizations, professionals, tourism representatives and local authority were present. Best practices from around the world were shared…