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TOURISM INITIATED CHANGES ON THE SUSTAINABILITY OF HISTORICAL TEXTURE:YENİ CUMA MOSQUE TRABZON.

Abstract
By : Funda Kurak Açıcı, Şebnem Ertaş

 
Since the first periods of humanity, the reflections of emerging cultures have created the living texture and architecture. The continuing accumulations from older periods transfer a history by layering at certain environments. While these environments which appear as the evidence of development and advancement present the artifacts of previous generations; they create a common language by creating a link between past, today and present. The necessity for protection and transfer of architecture which is the physical reflection of this accumulation, history and culture continuing through ages to the future generations is a clear fact. Preventing the disappearance of historical buildings which show the difference of a geography, country or city from others and create its identity is an important issue for sustainable architecture. When sustainability unites with history and tourism, it can achieve the protection, development and transfer of natural and cultural resources from one generation to the other. For this reason, in the scope of this study, Cami-i Cedid/St Eugenios Church ( Yeni Cuma Mosque) transformed into a mosque after the conquest of the city of Trabzon, which has an important historical texture within its geography, will be examined in terms of the sustainable development it created in the region and the changes it went through

Keywords: Historical Texture, Historical Environment, Sustainability, Sustainable Tourism, Trabzon Yeni Cuma Mosque.

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