Turkey: 'Zeugma of Black Sea' to be archeological site
The ancient city of Hadrianopolis in Turkey's Black Sea region, estimated to have been used as a settlement area in late Hellenistic, Rome and early Byzantine times, will become an archeological site. Located 3 kilometers (1.8 miles) east of Turkey's Black Sea province of Karabuk, the site is also called “Zeugma of Black Sea” due to its similarity with Zeugma mosaics in the country's southeastern province of Gaziantep. Karabuk Governorate had applied to the Culture and Tourism Ministry, requesting that Hadrianopolis Ancient City be recognized as an archeological site. Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy said he supports the plea that the ancient city to be transformed into an archeological site.