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Tofaş’s contribution to Hierapolis’s tourism record

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13.09.2017
One of them is Hierapolis, the most important health and textile center of the ancient times, situated in the southwestern province of Pamukkale.

The other one is Tofaş, a leading company in the automotive industry which last year made up 22 percent of Turkey’s automobile production on its own. The reason I write about them is the continuous sponsorship of Tofaş since 2005 to Hierapolis, which has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1988.

We are travelling around the ancient city, situated near the travertines of Pamukkale, together with Tofaş CEO Cengiz Eroldu for the occasion of the 60th anniversary of excavations carried out by an Italian team.

The Italian head of the excavations, Professor Francesco D’Adria, who contributed immensely to the current appearance of Hierapolis, leaving behind 40 years, speaks with enthusiasm.

Hierapolis breaks a tourism record with its 12,000 thousand-people capacity theatre, completed in 2013 with the support of Tofaş, its necropolis spread on a........

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