KUSADASI CULTURAL & HISTORICAL HERITAGE PRESERVATION
Kusadası cultural and historical heritage preservation is a non-govermental organization-NGO-which was founded in 2011 under the leader of Mahmut OKCESIZ. Our association is located in the centre of Kuşadası which is known as the capital of cruise ports of Turkey. Kusadasi that means Pigeon Island has been growing very rapidly since 1970s so it is really hard to preserve both historical buildings and cultural values. Kuşadası is one of the most touristic towns in the west part of Turkey which faces a big threat to be destroyed by concrete building as hotel or pensions. Of course, tourism is the main industry for the inhabitants of surviving their lives but cultural values and historical buildings are in danger to be replaced by cement blocks. For this reason, Kusadası cultural and historical heritage preservation was founded in order to protect & preserve old historical monuments , to bring out cultural treasures and to survive the traditional way of life balance with tourism facilities. Our association has been established with the purpose of preparing our members and learners in the fields of handworks, music and art as a means of social inclusion and especially for conserving cultural and historical heritage.