Sarajevo Mawlawi center to be reopened

550-years-old center was rebuilt by Turkey

550-years-old center was rebuilt by Turkey

SARAJEVO

The 550-year-old Mawlawi center in Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina, that was rebuilt by Turkey will be reopened on May 8.

Built in 1463 but destroyed in 1950's during former Yugoslavia era, the center was rebuilt by Turkey's International Cooperation and Development Agency (TIKA) with the support of central Selcuklu Municipality of Turkey, a municipality of central province Konya where Mawlawi order was founded.

Sarajevo Mawlawi Center sits atop a hill and only 50 meters away from the tomb of Alija Izetbegovic, the first president of Bosnia-Herzegovina.

TIKA official in Sarajevo, Zulkur Oruc told AA correspondent that the center was previously at the bank of Milyatska River but was destroyed at the "cultural plundering" in 1950's.

Oruc said the Center was rebuilt in a new site.

Reporting by Kayhan Gul

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