The inscription and wall of the Galata Tower, which attracted great attention from local and foreign tourists, turned into a nameplate. The one who takes a pen writes his name on the 674-year-old structure. The foreign tourist, who saw a person who wrote his name on the inscription with a pen, shared these moments by saying, “The Galata tower was destroyed by a tourist. When traveling as a tourist and visiting historical places, be good, don’t be a scumbag like this man.”
The inscription and wall of the Galata Tower, which has been standing for centuries and is one of the first structures that local and foreign tourists want to see in Istanbul, have turned into nameplates. He who takes a pen in his hand, damages the historical structure, which is visited by thousands of people during the day and which is of great importance in terms of tourism, by writing.
“BE GOOD WHEN VISITING HISTORIC PLACES”
A foreign tourist, who noticed and viewed a person writing on the inscription of the tower, shared these moments on his social media account. Reacting to the destruction of the 674-year-old historical structure in this way, the tourist said in English, “The Galata Tower was destroyed by a tourist. When traveling as a tourist and visiting historical places, be good, don’t be a scumbag like this man.”
“DISPECT TO OUR HISTORY”
Domestic tourists also reacted strongly to the conversion of the historical building, which attracted great interest, into a nameplate. Hadi Cantemur, who came from Alanya with her family for a tour, stated that history should be protected and said, “I was shocked when I saw it, to be honest. It is very hurtful to turn such a beautiful historical building into a ruined shape and to write random articles. It is disrespectful to our history. In this sense, we came here for a holiday for the first time and we wanted to see this place. But this is a consciousness that we should really have, we should protect our history. These structures are really our past. In this sense, it is a very hurtful situation. I think these people have personal problems. “It is necessary to go back to their childhood. They may be trying to attract attention. There may be lack of love and indifference. He may have had problems in his family life,” he said.
“YOU DAMAGED A VERY BEAUTIFUL IMAGE”
A student named Damla Nur, who noticed the writings on the wall while she was visiting Galata Square with her friends, said, “Obviously, I found it a bit sad. Because it is a very beautiful piece of work and they ruined it a bit. So it would be okay if you didn’t engrave your memories here, even if you didn’t engrave your names. It’s a beautiful piece. You ruined the image, so it’s very sad for me.”