The infrastructure required for the execution of the Masterplan 2000, is discussed with the governor of the Province Adiyaman, Kadir Çalisici.
The Minister of Culture, Mr. M. Istemihan Talay, announces the start of the work on Mount Nemrud at the end of May 2000.
Visit to the Nemrud and meeting in Ankara with the Minister of Tourism, Mr. Erkan Mumcu. The Minister announces that 10% of his budget will be spend on the promotion of the Nemrud.
The World Monuments Fund announced the World Monuments Watch 2000 List of 100 Most Endangered Sites at the Asia Society in New York City, U.S.A.
Mr. John Stubbs of the World Monument Funds visits the Nemrud.
Mrs. Maria Luise Wagner of the World Bank visits the Nemrud.
Stakeholder meeting of the World Bank and Ministry of Culture at Ankara. Since the Nemrud is one of the proposed projects, Mr. Murat Cengül on behalf of TDV, and Mr. Maurice Crijns on behalf of INF participates.
Mr. Bülent Akarcali, President of the Turkish Democracy Foundation, together with representatives of the Ministry of Culture, as well as the governor of Adiyaman, Mr. Kadir Çalisici, and Mr. Maurice Crijns, announces the Nemrud Project.
The protocol for the protection, restoration and excavation of the Nemrud, is signed by Mr. M. Istemihan Talay, the Minister of Culture, Mr. Tevfik Ketencioglu, President of KTV, Mr. Bülent Akarcali, President of the Turkish Democracy Foundation TDV, and Maurice Crijns, President of INF. KTV is in charge of controlling. TDV and INF are partners, responsible for the execution of the project.
The Lion Horoscope is presented to President Suleyman Demirel. The President assures Maurice Crijns: “My help is behind you.