State of Conservation (SOC)
Historic Areas of Istanbul (1993)
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
International Assistance granted to the property
Total Amount Ap proved:109,000USD
|1992||Carrying out analytical studies on materials and structures ...|
|1991||Restoration works of the mosaics of the dome of St Sophia in ...||20,000 USD|
|1987||Equipment for Istanbul||30,000 USD|
|1987||Contribution to a training course on wood and stone conservation ...||12,000 USD|
|1986||Training and equipment for the safeguarding of Istanbul||47,000 USD|
November 1993: expert mission
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
Need for information on the Urban development Plan
Current conservation issues
A mission to Saint Sophie, Istanbul, had been organized with a view to developing an action plan for the safeguarding of this Site. The mission should have taken place between 29 August and 5 September 1993, however, at the request of the Turkish authorities, this was postponed until 15-19 November 1993.
A report will, therefore, be made available on completion of this mission.
Link to the decision
Saint Sophia (Turkey)
During the official visit of the Director-General of UNESCO to Turkey in April 1993, the Turkish authorities drew his attention to the deteriorating state of conservation of Saint Sophia. Subsequently, a mission financed by UNESCO took place to assess the state of conservation of Saint Sophia and concluded that the building was not seriously at risk. However, it was proposed to set up a system of control, especially with regard to all movement which could affect the structure of the building. The evaluation report of the mission would be made available to the Bureau.
No draft Decision
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Need to monitor movements which could affect the structure of the building
The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).