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•• Kerkenes Eco-Center



In 1993 the Kerkenes Project was inaugurated to study the Iron Age capital that had once stood on the Kerkenes Dağ which overshadows the village of Şahmuratlı. From the outset, the Project Directors were conscious that this international research project would not only have an impact on the village and the local area, but also that it had potential for development at regional and inter-regional level. A central concern was, and continues to be, that any impact, social, cultural or economic, should be for the benefit of the village and the region.