Nothing Happened in The Earthquake in Harput District
In the 5,000-year-old Harput District of Elazig, which has experienced more than 3 earthquakes in the last 3 years, not a single stone has fallen. Harput Neighborhood Headman Zülküf Demirpolar stated that neither historical buildings nor houses were damaged and said, “Let’s see why our ancestors lived in Harput. Didn’t they discover Elazığ? There is not the slightest collapse, landslide or stone slide.” aforementioned.
The 5,000-year-old Harput District of Elazig, which is on the UNESCO temporary heritage list, has been exposed to many earthquakes since the day it was built. In the historical neighborhood, where the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that occurred in Elazig in 2020 and the 7.7 and 7.6 magnitude earthquake that occurred in Kahramanmaraş were closely felt, no damage was found except for unknowns.
HISTORICAL BUILDINGS ARE NOT DAMAGED
The curved minaret, which has proven to be more inclined than the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Harput Castle and other historical inns, baths and mansions, did not fall a stone during earthquakes. It was noteworthy that in the neighborhood with an altitude of 1200, normal structures as well as historical artifacts were not damaged.
Harput Neighborhood Headman Zülküf Demirpolar stated that no buildings were damaged in the neighborhood and said, “We are in a historical town. Our ancestors lived here. Many buildings were damaged and demolished in the earthquake that occurred twice in a row in the city center. Elazığ. Even the stones on the buildings did not move. Harput’ Un Anguzu can be made up to his father. Why our ancestors lived here, a research needs to be done. Please open Harput for zoning. Elazig agricultural region Assemblies and our mayor have a big task. Let’s see why our ancestors lived in Harput, let’s see if they lived in Elazig ” Didn’t they discover? Didn’t our ancestors see this place? It is a sloping minaret and a historical mosque. In my opinion, it is a mosque that is the seal of Eastern and Southeastern Anatolia. It is not in a historical monument or in a house,” he said.
“IT IS INTERESTING THAT BUILDINGS ARE SO SOLID”
Citizen Muhammet Saki Aslan said, “As a result of the earthquakes, nothing happened to Harput Castle. There is nothing in other historical buildings. It is really interesting that the structures built at that time were so strong. There is a building in the center. It was destroyed but there is no damage here. This place is very good. “They did the job,” he said.