The historic Column of Julian within the coronary heart of Ankara is able to welcome its annual migratory visitors this 12 months with a snug nest perched on high.
Known for internet hosting a whole lot of storks 12 months after 12 months, the landmark turned so synonymous with the birds’ arrival that when residents give instructions they consult with the column because the “storks nest” – and in addition the “Minaret of Belkıs” (Queen of Sheba) on a unique be aware. The Column of Julian and its nest have even been printed on postage stamps and postcards that symbolize the capital. The historic column was erected in honor of Roman Emperor Julian the Apostate’s go to to Ankara practically 1,700 years in the past and is almost 15 meters lengthy (49 toes). In 1934, it was transferred from Ulus Tashan to the close by ASBU constructing, surrounded by historic, cultural and non secular websites within the capital.
Despite the Corona Virus pandemic, Ankara Social Studies University (ASBU) is ensuring that the birds have a spot to remain.
Speaking to Anadolu Agency (AA), college rector Musa Kazım Arıcan stated the college needs to be surrounded by pure life.
“We sat down with consultants. Veterinarians advised us that the storks could have left their spot both as a result of their accomplice died or their nest was broken however new storks would positively come and use the spot as their nest once more,” stated Arıcan.
He stated the college lately positioned a brand new nest on high of the column, and everyone seems to be ready for the storks to come back with open arms.
“We need them to make use of this place as a house and a variety throughout migration seasons, and once they come right here, they are going to add magnificence to our stunning Ankara,” he stated.
Arıcan stated he hopes to revitalize the wildlife presence in main cities throughout Turkey and that the college needs and hopes wild animals may dwell and have a spot in cities.