2018 The year of troy took place innational press by Sabah newspaper writer Sinan Özedincik.he made an interview with governor Orhan Tavlı and expressed that he was impressed frpm 2018 The Year of Troy Project.
PEACE MESSAGE FROM TROY TO THE WORLD
Governor Orhan Tavlı said they were expecting 1.000.000 tourist with The Year of Troy and added The Year of Troy is the best answer to the perception operation against our country. We talked about 2018 The Year of Troy with Çanakkale governor Orhan Tavlı. He took attention to the similarities of Çanakkale War to the Troy war and the perception operation against Turkey and said Troy is the battle of East and West. We give peace message to the world by Troy.
HOW DID TROY PROJECT FORMED?
At 2014 our President of Republic lay the foundations of Troy Museum, and then two friends dealing with tourism reminded that 2018 was the 20th year of troy in World Heritage list and offered a presentation. We made our first attempt at Travel Turkey İzmir Expo. We talked with senatör Bülent Turan.In 2017 we hosted 400 agencies in Çanakkale by means of TURSAB. President of Turkish Republic announced 2018 as The Year of Troy at Tourism Council. We launched in January with Minister of Culture and tourism Numan Kurtulmuş.
Troy is presented ar expos abroad. Troy is wellknown because of Homer’s Iliad. But we explain that it is ancient value of Anatolia and it is in our soil. We give the message that Turkey protects world cultural heritage.
WHAT KIND OF ACTIVITIES ARE DONE?
We made Bicycle Feast with 5000 athletes. We put into practice a writers meeting at International Trowriter Homer Literature Feast. We hosted 800 children from 20 different countries on 23rd April. Europa Orient Rally Turkey lap started from Çanakkale as Troy lap.most of the ‘Mysteries and Myths with Megan Fox’ documentary shooted in Troy, and will be broadcasted in Travel Channel.
THE MUSEUM WILL BE OPENED IN JULY OR AUGUST. WHAT WILL BE DONE DURING THE YEAR?
The most important progress for us is the Troy museum. The museum has 3000 m2 exhibition space and 11.200 m2 covered area. The visit starts getting down from a ramp. It symbolises the King Road ramp at Troy ancient city. It will be opened in jul yor August after finishing the furnishing. In the museum Troy pieces that are in the storage now and in other cities , will be shown.the negotiations to bring the other Troy pieces world wide are going on. We Show how we protect world cultur heritage to the Europa who tries to relate us with terrorism and carries a perception operation against us. We give peace and tolerance message to the world.
THERE IS A CONTINUOUS ATTACK ON OUR SOIL. WHAT IS YOUR AIM?
Our main aim is to explain that Troy is an ancient value of Anatolia and Show that we protect world heritage since Ottoman. History repeats itself. Troy war is a battle between East and West . just like Çanakkale war. We see the same thing at 15 July. There is a continuous attack on our soil.