Turkish Windmills On Verge of Extinction in Balikesir


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windmills Turkish Windmills On Verge of Extinction in Balikesir

Research by the Balikesir Culture Center has located 37 windmills in the Balikesir area, of which one is still operated, by Alparslan Ayral a former Balikesir mayor), in the village of Karakol (Camlik). The mill is officially registered by the Bursa Council for the Preservation of Historical Objects, but over the past 20 years many windmills have still been destroyed despite being designated for preservation. There is still much indifferent to their fate, but some full sized replicas have been built in recent years, in an attempt to preserve this cultural inheritance.
Item: #83, Posted: 25/5/03.


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