Weekly Press Release of Istanbul Gelisim University (November 23-27, 2020)
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Are historical artifacts ready for the expected Istanbul earthquake? Stating that historical monuments should be prepared for the expected big Istanbul earthquake, Cultural Heritage Management Expert Asst. Prof. Dr. İlknur Türkoğlu said: “Istanbul is not a newly established city. Its history goes back 300 thousand years. Therefore, the preparation and protection of historical artifacts in a possible earthquake becomes even more important. Exercises should be done in museums as if there was an earthquake. We should also organize workshops to protect each historical monument against earthquakes.” Asst. Prof. Dr. İlknur Türkoğlu, Cultural Heritage Management Expert from Istanbul Gelişim University, explained the precautions to be taken to protect historical artifacts from the expected big Istanbul earthquake. Saying that it is normal to expect 7 or more when looking at the earthquake history of Istanbul, Asst. Prof. Dr. Türkoğlu added: “There have been earthquakes since the Byzantine period and historical artifacts have also been damaged. It is written in historical documents that the dome of Hagia Sophia was demolished and damaged. It is the right decision to carry out disaster management studies in museums with the instruction of the Ministry of Interior.” You can visit www.gelisim.edu.tr to see the detailed news.
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