UNESCO officials and Moldovan team explore food culture in western Turkey



In order to promote an exchange of culinary culture between Moldova and Turkey, members of the Turkish National Committee of UNESCO and a Moldovan delegation came to Afyonkarahisar province in southwestern Turkey to revel in the region’s world-renowned gastronomic heritage.

The high-level delegation hosted by Governor of Afyonkarahisar Gökmen Çiçek and Mayor Mehmet Zeybek learned about the history and culture of the province while tasting local specialties.

Zeybek stressed that the cultural heritage of the province, as well as historical knowledge, is passed on to future generations in the gastronomic mansion of the province.

“Afyonkarahisar, which has an ancient culture, is a very rich city in terms of culinary culture, gastronomic tools that it has used for centuries and local recipes that are preserved and passed down from generation to generation,” he said. he declares.

“We continue to work with all our might to promote this wealth and increase the brand value of our city,” Zeybek added.

Afyonkarahisar has been home to many civilizations since ancient times and has enormous potential for gastronomic tourism, which allowed it to join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in 2019 in the field of gastronomy.

The Gastro Afyon Tourism and Flavor Festival, which will take place from October 14 to 17, is very important in terms of marketing the city and its particular flavors in international cuisine, according to Zeybek.

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