Çanakkale tourism in Turkey is surged by Nusret Mine

Published on : Monday, January 1, 2018

Nusret MineThe Nusret Mine Ship, which defeated Allied fleets during World War I by laying mines on transit routes, was rescued 14 years ago from ruins and opened to visitors after a reinstatement process in the southern province of Mersin’s Tarsus district. The ship has hosted thousands of local and foreign visitors since then.

 

 

The ship, which changed the fate of the Dardanelles Battle, had served the fleet for many years. After the ship finished its mission in 1955, it began carrying dry cargo in 1962 under the name “Kaptan Nusret.”

 

 

But since 1990, the ship remained idle docked at the Port of Mersin. With the initiation of a group of volunteers, the ship was disembarked in 1999 and restored after being purchased by the Tarsus Municipality.

 

 

Following a nearly four-year work, Nusret began to be displayed at the Nusret Mine Ship Museum and the Çanakkale Victory Cultural Park in 2003.

 

 

In 14 years, the ship became a symbol of the district, featuring the days of victory with the museum inside, beeswax sculptures and a 3D walking area.

 

 

Speaking to the state-run Anadolu Agency, Nusret Mine Ship Museum and Çanakkale Victory Cultural Park official Ferhat Alpi said they were proud of hosting Nusret, one of most important symbols of Turkish history.

 

 

He said it made great contributions to tourism in Tarsus, with many people coming to the historic city to see the ship from other parts of Turkey and abroad for many years.

 

 

The ship was made in Germany, which is why the tourism department get German visitors, too. The ship provides the same support that it did during the war to the district now. It has also become an important venue during anniversaries of the Çanakkale victory. The visiting the ship is free of charge.

 

 

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