Turkey is done!
As it has been such an effort, it deserves a write-up of my main findings about this list of no less than 83 TWHS,
Why a list of 83 sites?
It would take them 83 years at least to go through them, probably more like 100 as Turkey hasn't been successful with yearly inscriptions. I get the idea that it is mostly done to please regional cultural heritage authorities and getting a place on the T List is already an accomplishment in itself. Also they generate publicity, like the many news items about archeological findings.
There are hardly any natural sites among them, which is remarkable.
The T List comprises 3 clusters of sites that both are there as single TWHS entries as well as (possible) serial TWHS. These are the Wooden roofed mosques, Mountainous Phrygia and the Ottoman towns Mudurnu, Odunpazarı, Birgi and Beypazarı.
There's a seemingly neverending queue of Hellenistic/Roman sites. I could almost create a template like "X is a city of the Hellenistic and Roman periods. It holds a stadium / theatre / temple". Termessos or the Kaunos rock-cut tombs still may have a chance.
Turkey now has 18 WHS and I believe there is room for more. It is a large country and it was a crossroads of civilizations. All current WHS are ranked above 2.5 stars. So which ones could be worthy?
- From the ones I was unfamiliar with, I mostly became intrigued by Eflatun Pinar, Gordion, Malabadi bridge, Tombs of the Pontic Kings, Yesemek Quarry and the Ahlat tombstones (the latter based on photos, there's little description).
- From the ones I visited myself I still support: Ishak Pasha Palace, Sumela monastery, Harran.