Sunday, November 27, 2005

Whirling dervishes listed as cultural treasure

Turkey's whirling dervishes were added to the UN list of cultural treasures on Friday. UNESCO head Koichiro Matsuura, who announced the list of 43 traditions, said he was glad it included developing countries from Africa and elsewhere. "Despite the vitality and the strength of these cultural expressions," he said at UNESCO's Paris headquarters, "they are many that need urgent and immediate safeguarding."

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