Visit of Deputy Minister Demirci to Mayor Zolan
Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism Ahmet Misbah Demircan visited Denizli Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Osman Zolan. Stating that they increased the excavation period in Laodicea to 12 months with the support of the Metropolitan Municipality, Mayor Zolan said, ''We raised the beauties of Laodicea. ''
Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism Ahmet Misbah Demircan, who came to Denizli for the opening ceremony of the Western Theater in the Ancient City of Laodicea, visited the Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Osman Zolan. Deputy Chairman of the Metropolitan Municipality Assembly Ali Değirmenci, Secretary-General Mustafa Ünal and Deputy Secretary Generals Ali Aydın, Seval Gebeş, Serhat Akbulut and Ömer Faruk Özer accompanied the visit. Noting that they were pleased to host Deputy Minister Demircan in Denizli, Mayor Zolan talked about Denizli's natural, historical and cultural riches. Stating that they raised the Western Theater with the project supported by GEKA, Mayor Zolan said that they started to support the excavations in the ancient city of Laodicea with the protocol signed for the first time in Turkey in 2008 during the period of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and Mayor Nihat Zeybekci. Stating that they made great sacrifices for the ancient city to come to light, Mayor Zolan said, ''In the past, the excavation period in Laodicea was limited to 3-4 months. We took it to 12 months. We raised the beauties of Laodicea. As the local administration, we supported the emergence of our cultural heritage. ''
Ancient excavations captivated the whole world
Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism Ahmet Misbah Demircan stated that Mayor Zolan made great efforts in bringing the cultural heritage to light in Denizli and thanked him. Explaining that the ancient excavations captivated the whole world, Deputy Minister Demircan said, ''Pamukkale and Denizli are very famous worldwide. These are our values. Cities that reveal their values will greatly benefit from this. Today, hundreds of people will come to the opening. There will be great activity here. ''