No: 361, 12 December 2019, Press Release Regarding The Inscription Of “traditional Turkish Archery” In The Unesco Representative List Of The Intangible Cultural Heritage Of Humanity

Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 12.12.2019

The “Traditional Turkish Archery” nomination file has been inscribed in the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity as Turkey’s 17th element, during the 14. Session of Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage held in Bogota, Colombia from 9 to 14 December 2019.

On the occasion of the inscription of the “Traditional Turkish Archery” in the list, an act of shooting will be performed by the Foundation of Archers, that has major contributions to the revival of this old and deep-rooted traditional sports as well as the preparation of the nomination file.

Turkey is determined to maintain its activities within UNESCO and continue to take steps towards promoting its cultural properties to the international community.

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