SABA - Yemen news agency

Print date: 25-06-2017
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Archeological Turkish team to count Ottoman castles in Yemen
[02/February/2008]

SANA'A, Feb. 02 (Saba)- A specialized Turkish team in archeology will visit Yemen on Tuesday for counting the rest of castles, fortresses, mosques, military facilities and Turkish baths built in Yemen with Turkish experiences.

General manger of International Cooperation and Connection in the Ministry of Culture Jamal Mu'ajam told Saba that the team, consisting from three professors in Ankara University, would arrive during this week and will cooperate with specialists form General Organization for Antiques and Museums (GOAM) and Ministry of Culture for counting the rest of antiques and Ottoman remnants across the country.

He indicated that, GOAM has conducted counting works for names of historical antiques and cities containing Ottoman archeology for maintaining historical sites and protecting them against damages.

Earlier, Minister of Culture Mohammad al-Maflihi had discussed last September with Turkish ambassador here possible maintenance of Ottoman sites in Yemen and locating those sites that need to be maintained by Turkish experts.

The minister also discussed with ambassador possibilities of signing a cultural cooperation protocol between the two countries and sending Turkish technical teams to Yemen for making use of them in handicrafts and carpets industries.

MS/AM