A fault line formed on the coast of Hatay's Arsuz district due to a magnitude 6.2 earthquake shaking Adana's Ceyhan district in 1998 has become the home of sea creatures.
The fault line, which is approximately a kilometer long, acts as a natural reef 13 to 18 meters below the sea and 15 to 20 meters from the coast.
A total of 4,862 cultural assets were returned to Turkey between 2003 and 2021, according to data given by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
Authorities continue to work in coordination with relevant institutions in order to prevent cultural property smuggling and bring back Turkish origin artifacts found abroad.
The 22nd Sabancı International Adana Theater Festival, organized in collaboration with the State Theaters (DT) and the Sabancı Foundation, kicked off on May 24.
Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy attended the festival's opening held at the Central Park Amphitheater, with a previously recorded video message, thanking everyone who contributed to the festival organization.
More than 8.91 million people visited Turkish museums and archaeological sites in 2020, despite the negative effects of the coronavirus outbreak.
The sites have an important role in the context of protecting cultural heritage, transferring it to future generations and generating a collective memory.