Kaleiçi Shopping Festival began
Mayor of Denizli Municipality Osman Zolan has participated in the opening of Kaleiçi Shopping Festival held this year for the second time by the tradesmen of Kaleiçi. ''Kaleiçi is the place of our hearts. Since we came on duty we have done everything was necessary, from infrastructure to superstructure, to make here a center of attraction and we'll continue to do more, ''said Mayor Zolan.
Kaleiçi Shopping Festival organized by the Denizli Municipality in collaboration with Denizli Governorship and Kaleiçi Beautification and Cultural Association has begun for the 2nd edition this year. Festivity will last until November 30. The entrance of Kaleiçi was prepared for the festival's opening. The ceremony was attended by the Mayor of Denizli Municipality Osman Zolan, Denizli Governor Abdülkadir Demir, the President of Kaleiçi Beautification and Cultural Association Soner Yılmaz, together with a large number of protocol members, Kaleiçi shopkeepers and citizens. Denizli Municipality Janissary Band gave a distinct color to ceremony.
Stating in his speech that Kaleiçi has a distinct importance for us, Mayor of Denizli Municipality Osman Zolan said: ''Kaleiçi is the place of our hearts. Kaleiçi is the place where our ancestors made their first shoppings. Kaleiçi is our essence, our value. Therefor walk that began 800 years ago will continue forever. I hope over our ancestors' values the future generations will add more beauties. Since we came on duty we have done everything was necessary, from infrastructure to superstructure, to make this place more beautiful and we'll continue to do more. In this place, on 15th of May, 1919 our ancestors had wrote the history. This is why we are working to show here our history and also to pass it to our future generations. This festival fits very beautiful with the history of Kaleiçi. I invite all citizens to come and make shopping in the place where our ancestors had done. On this occasion I would like to thank to everyone who contributed to the festival and to wish all of you to enjoy the festival. ''
Denizli Governor Abdülkadir Demir said: ''Not only in Turkey, but in the whole world the global capital has grown like an avalanche formed on each side of the Shopping Centers. Our city also has very large shopping centers. But this never ceased the functioning of traditional tradesmen. We are not saying we are against the Shopping Centers. Denizli will have the same direction with the whole world. But here we see the most striking example of the local tradition. Here, where our grandparents did shopping in the past, we should give all our support for our grandchildren to do shopping here in the future, too. ''
The President of Kaleiçi Beautification and Cultural Association Soner Yılmaz added that in Kaleiçi there are approximately 650 offices in 50 different areas and they are all support the festival with very good discounts. Then Mayor Osman Zolan together with Denizli Governor Abdülkadir Demir, the protocol members and the citizens walked trough Kaleiçi and made shopping.