Posted 6 февраля 07:29

Published 6 февраля 07:29

Modified 6 февраля 08:26

Updated 6 февраля 08:26

The Turkish fortress from the UNESCO list was destroyed by an earthquake

6 февраля 2023, 07:29
The fortress was located in the Turkish province of Gaziantep and was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The destruction of the fortress is reported by the local newspaper Yeni Safak. The publication published a video with a collapsed part of the wall of this fortress.

The authorities have not yet commented on whether they will be able to restore the historical site.

Gaziantep Fortress was built for the first time during the Hittite kingdom. In the II–III centuries, the Romans rebuilt this fortress, significantly expanding it. After that, the fortress was also completed during the period of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian. The work was carried out between 527 and 565 years. The castle was restored in 2000. A panoramic museum dedicated to the defense of the city from French troops after the fall of the Ottoman Empire was organized here.

It's worth reminding that on the night of February 6, a powerful earthquake occurred. Its tremors were felt in Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Israel. As a result of the earthquake, more than 500 people were killed. Over two thousand people were injured.