Aytekin stated that the protectionist steps in Turkey were taken with the decision taken in Safranbolu and continued as follows:
“We can say that Safranbolu is a pioneering city in this area. Safranbolu is famous for the preservation of works such as inns, baths, mosques, and small mosques as a whole. Safranbolu is a cultural river through which the whole of Turkey flows. It has been a source of inspiration for all historical cities. Safranbolu’ We can say that this holistic protection in the district is the most important selective factor that brings the district to the UNESCO World Heritage List.