The 111-year-old fountain constructed by the order of Ottoman Sultan Mehmed V Reşad within the village of Güneyköy in northwestern Turkey’s Yalova province will be restored, and the sq. the place it’s positioned will be restructured to be launched to tourism.
The historic fountain, which is 3.65 meters excessive (11.97 ft) and a pair of.20 meters vast, is positioned in Güneyköy, the place the descendants of the individuals who migrated from Dagestan within the 1880s stay. The fountain – inbuilt 1909 and regarded one of the necessary Ottoman artifacts in Yalova – will be restored and introduced again to its former glory as a part of the Historical Sultan Mehmed V Reşad Fountain Square Arrangement and Facade Improvement Project throughout the scope of Güneyköy Cultural Tourism Destination, ready by the Special Provincial Administration with a funds of TL 940,000 ( $137,862).
The works on the village sq. and the fountain, which was constructed within the model of Ottoman classical fountains and continues to be working, will be funded by the Eastern Marmara Development Agency (MARKA).
In an interview with Anadolu Agency (AA), Güneyköy Village Headman Hacı Murat Erhan said that the settlement in Güneyköy was established across the mosque, which was constructed within the 1880s.
Indicating that the fountain was one of many first artifacts constructed on the order of Sultan Mehmed V Reşad after he acceded to the throne in 1909, Erhan famous: “Sheikh Sherafeddin, one of many saints of the time, who had bilateral relations with the palace, knowledgeable the palace that one of many wants of our village was a fountain. Then Sultan Mehmed V Reşad constructed this fountain in our village. It is necessary as a result of that is the one fountain constructed by a sultan amongst 36,000 villages in Turkey.”
Erhan mentioned that development work on the accredited challenge is scheduled to begin in September. Indicating that the village sq. would additionally be redesigned to befit Ottoman tradition, Erhan added: “In the sq., a home appropriate for Ottoman tradition will be taken as a mannequin, and the homes round it’ll be organized accordingly.”
Mehmet Erhan, one of many residents of Güneyköy, additionally mentioned the fountain continues to be in use. Underlining that the historic artifact that was additionally restored 5 years in the past may be very useful for them, he said: “I’ve seen the brand new challenge, and I feel it’ll be very good. I hope we’ll get a great consequence.” Indicating that the restoration challenge additionally features a plan for landscaping the world, Erhan thanked those that have contributed to the challenge.