The state of Kutahya, western Turkey, is preparing to attract more tourists through its historical and archaeological sites that are spread in various regions of it.
Among the most prominent monuments in the state is the ancient city of Aizanoy, which is located in the district of Chavdar Hisar.
It is called the second city of Ephes, due to its resemblance to the world-famous city of Ephes, located in the western state of Izmir.
The Old City, which was inscribed on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Provisional List of World Heritage in 2012, has been excavating it since 2011.
The state authorities intend to accelerate archaeological excavation and restoration work in the old city, in order to make it available for tourists to visit.
Ali Celik Wali Kutahya said that the history of the ancient city dates back to about 5,000 years ago.
He added that Aizanoy has embraced many civilizations throughout history.
He explained that they aim to provide the ancient city with tourism in order to attract more tourists to Kutahya.