Turkish President Erdo?an has reportedly ordered a block of the new presidential palace be rebuilt so it can host concerts and similar events. Meanwhile, a leading architect in Ankara has claimed the ??The staff of the palace is likely to suffer from sick building syndrome? due to ?dense magnetism.?
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an pledged his support to the preservation of historical artifacts on Jan. 12, vowing to closely follow their restoration and revival both at home and abroad.
The president's remarks came during an opening ceremony for the newly-restored sections of the Topkap? Palace Museum in Istanbul.
Erman IlÄ±cak, the chairman of the holding company responsible for the construction of Ak Saray, the new presidential palace in Ankara, said the building that has triggered much debate will be a "legacy for future generations."
President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄanâs âUnlicensed Palaceâ has become the focus of the Western media. It is very natural that this is so, because obviously they cannot fully comprehend the situation.
Excavations will start soon in the Aslantepe tumulus, one of the latest 13 places in Turkey that have been included in UNESCOâs world heritage temporary list. Dating back to the 5,000s B.C., the ancient site in the central Anatolian province of Malatya is home to the worldâs first adobe palace, which was unearthed in previous years. This year, the goal is to unearth the palace completely.