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Profile A. Mehmet Haksever

I was born in 1966 in Sungurlu, Turkey and hold a Civil Engineering degree from Istanbul Technical University as well as a Master and Doctorate degree in Construction Project Management from Reading University in the UK. I worked as an academic for 8 years at Istanbul University before establishing my own property investment business, which I am still actively managing. I find it useful to utilize my professional project management skills to plan and execute my travels in a cost and time-effective way which enables me to achieve my target of visiting every country in the world and more. Travelling is my passion and keeping my personal travel statistics is my hobby. As of December 2014, I have visited around 140 UN, 180 UN+, 200 TCC, 520 TBT and 415 WHS. I have also travelled a total of 2750 days and covered a distance of over 1.5 million km, of which 975000 km have been in the air, 360000 km on land and 195000 km at sea. I am also a keen follower of the ever expanding UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which provide a cultural and natural platform as well as another excuse to keep on travelling! I am married with one son and live in Kent, in the UK.

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A. Mehmet Haksever's Lists

  1. Aachen Cathedral
  2. Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
  3. Abbey of St Gall
  4. Abu Mena
  5. Acropolis
  6. Aggtelek and Slovak Karst
  7. Agra Fort
  8. Ajanta Caves
  9. Al Ain
  10. Al Qal'a of Beni Hammad
  11. Alcala de Henares
  12. Aleppo
  13. Altamira Cave
  14. Amiens Cathedral
  15. Amphitheater of El Jem
  16. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  17. Ancient Kyoto
  18. Ancient Thebes
  19. Angkor
  20. Angra do Heroismo
  21. Ani
  22. Anjar
  23. Antigua Guatemala
  24. Antigua Naval Dockyard
  25. Aquileia
  26. Arab-Norman Palermo
  27. Aranjuez
  28. Archaeological Site of Aigai
  29. Archaeological Site of Delphi
  30. Arles
  31. Asante Traditional Buildings
  32. Auschwitz Birkenau
  33. Avignon
  34. Avila
  35. Ayutthaya
  36. Baalbek
  37. Bagerhat
  38. Bahá’i Holy Places
  39. Bali Subak system
  40. Bamberg
  41. Banska Stiavnica
  42. Bauhaus Sites
  43. Beemster Polder
  44. Belem
  45. Belfries
  46. Belize Barrier Reef
  47. Bellinzone
  48. Benedictine Convent of St. John
  49. Berat and Gjirokastra
  50. Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe
  51. Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
  52. Bethlehem
  53. Biblical Tells
  54. Birka and Hovgarden
  55. Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
  56. Blenheim Palace
  57. Bolgar
  58. Bordeaux
  59. Borobudur
  60. Botanical Garden, Padua
  61. Bourges Cathedral
  62. Boyana Church
  63. Bridgetown
  64. Brimstone Hill Fortress
  65. Brú na Bóinne
  66. Brugge
  67. Bryggen
  68. Budapest
  69. Bukhara
  70. Burgos Cathedral
  71. Burgundy
  72. Bursa and Cumalikizik
  73. Butrint
  74. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  75. Canterbury
  76. Cape Floral Region
  77. Cartagena
  78. Castel del Monte
  79. Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust
  80. Çatalhöyük
  81. Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik
  82. Causses and Cévennes
  83. Centennial Hall
  84. Central Highlands
  85. Cesky Krumlov
  86. Champagne
  87. Chartres Cathedral
  88. Chengjiang Fossil Site
  89. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
  90. Chichen-Itza
  91. Chitwan National Park
  92. Choirokoitia
  93. Chola Temples
  94. Church of the Ascension, Kolomenskoye
  95. Churches and Convents of Goa
  96. Churches of Peace
  97. Cidade Velha
  98. Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay
  99. City of Bath
  100. City of Luxembourg
  101. Classical Weimar
  102. Cologne Cathedral
  103. Copan
  104. Cordoba
  105. Corfu
  106. Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape
  107. Corvey
  108. Costiera Amalfitana
  109. Cracow
  110. Crespi d'Adda
  111. Curonian Spit
  112. Damascus
  113. Defence Line of Amsterdam
  114. Delos
  115. Derbent
  116. Derwent Valley Mills
  117. Divrigi
  118. Diyarbakir Fortress and Hevsel Gardens
  119. Djémila
  120. Djoudj
  121. Dolomites
  122. Dorset and East Devon Coast
  123. Drottningholm
  124. Dubrovnik
  125. Durham Castle and Cathedral
  126. Edinburgh
  127. El Escurial
  128. Elephanta Caves
  129. Ellora Caves
  130. Ephesus
  131. Epidaurus
  132. Etruscan Necropolises
  133. Euphrasian Basilica in Porec
  134. Evora
  135. Fagus Factory
  136. Fatehpur Sikri
  137. Ferrara
  138. Fertö/Neusiedlersee
  139. Flemish Béguinages
  140. Florence
  141. Fontainebleau
  142. Fort and Shalamar Gardens
  143. Forth Bridge
  144. Fortifications of Vauban
  145. Fortified City of Carcassonne
  146. Fortress of Suomenlinna
  147. Forts and Castles Gold Coast
  148. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  149. Garajonay
  150. Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
  151. Gardens and Castle at Kromeríz
  152. Gebel Barkal
  153. Genoa
  154. Giant's Causeway
  155. Gobustan Rock Art
  156. Golden Temple of Dambulla
  157. Golestan Palace
  158. Göreme NP
  159. Gorham's Cave Complex
  160. Granada
  161. Grand Place, Brussels
  162. Grand-Bassam
  163. Graz
  164. Great Zimbabwe Ruins
  165. Guanacaste
  166. Guimarães
  167. Gulf of Porto
  168. Gwynedd Castles
  169. Hallstatt-Dachstein
  170. Hampi
  171. Hattusha
  172. Heritage of Mercury
  173. Hierapolis-Pamukkale
  174. Hildesheim Cathedral and Church
  175. Hill Forts of Rajasthan
  176. Historic Cairo
  177. Historic Jeddah
  178. Holasovice
  179. Hollókö
  180. Holy Trinity Column
  181. Hortobágy
  182. Humayun's Tomb
  183. Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal
  184. Ironbridge Gorge
  185. Island of Gorée
  186. Island of Saint-Louis
  187. Istanbul
  188. Itchan Kala
  189. Jantar Mantar
  190. Joya de Ceren
  191. Kairouan
  192. Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
  193. Kandy
  194. Kasbah of Algiers
  195. Kathmandu Valley
  196. Kazan Kremlin
  197. Kenya Lake System
  198. Keoladeo National Park
  199. Kew Gardens
  200. Khajuraho Group of Monuments
  201. Khami Ruins
  202. Kiev
  203. Kinabalu Park
  204. Kinderdijk
  205. Kizhi Pogost
  206. Kotor
  207. Kremlin and Red Square
  208. Kronborg Castle
  209. Kunta Kinteh Island
  210. Kutna Hora
  211. La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle
  212. La Fortaleza
  213. Lake Baikal
  214. Laurisilva of Madeira
  215. Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces
  216. Le Havre
  217. Le Morne
  218. Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape
  219. León Cathedral
  220. Leptis Magna
  221. Lima
  222. Litomysl Castle
  223. Liverpool
  224. Loire Valley
  225. Longobards in Italy
  226. Luang Prabang
  227. Lübeck
  228. Lumbini
  229. Luther Memorials
  230. Lyon
  231. Madara Rider
  232. Mahabalipuram
  233. Mahabodhi Temple Complex
  234. Major Town Houses
  235. Makli, Thatta
  236. Maloti Drakensberg
  237. Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
  238. Mantua and Sabbioneta
  239. Maritime Greenwich
  240. Masada
  241. Masjed-e Jâme'
  242. Matera
  243. Matobo Hills
  244. Maulbronn Monastery
  245. Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi
  246. Mazagan
  247. Medici Villas and Gardens
  248. Medieval Monuments in Kosovo
  249. Medina of Fez
  250. Medina of Sousse
  251. Medina of Tétouan
  252. Medina of Tunis
  253. Meidan Emam, Esfahan
  254. Meknes
  255. Melaka and George Town
  256. Meroe
  257. Messel Pit
  258. Meteora
  259. Mining Sites of Wallonia
  260. Mir Castle
  261. Modena
  262. Monasteries of Daphni, Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios
  263. Monastery of Alcobaça
  264. Monastery of Batalha
  265. Monastery of Horezu
  266. Mont-Saint-Michel
  267. Monte San Giorgio
  268. Morne Trois Pitons
  269. Mostar
  270. Mount Athos
  271. Mount Carmel Caves
  272. Mount Nimba
  273. Mountain Railways of India
  274. Mudejar Architecture of Aragon
  275. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  276. Muskauer Park
  277. Mycenae and Tiryns
  278. Mystras
  279. Namib Sand Sea
  280. Nancy
  281. Naples
  282. Nemrut Dag
  283. Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes
  284. Neolithic Orkney
  285. Nessebar
  286. Nesvizh
  287. New Lanark
  288. Ngorongoro
  289. Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin
  290. Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
  291. Novgorod
  292. Novodevichy Convent
  293. Ohrid Region
  294. Okavango Delta
  295. Old City of Acre
  296. Old City of Berne
  297. Old City of Jerusalem
  298. Old Havana
  299. Old Town of Galle
  300. Old Town of Lijiang
  301. Olinda
  302. Olympia
  303. Oporto
  304. Orange
  305. Orkhon Valley
  306. Painted Churches in the Troödos Region
  307. Palau de la Musica Catalana & Hospital de Sant Pau
  308. Palmeral of Elche
  309. Panamá
  310. Paphos
  311. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  312. Pattadakal
  313. Pergamon
  314. Persepolis
  315. Persian Garden
  316. Petra
  317. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  318. Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk
  319. Pilgrimage Church of Wies
  320. Pirin National Park
  321. Pitons Management Area
  322. Pitons of Reunion
  323. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  324. Plitvice Lakes
  325. Poblet Monastery
  326. Polonnaruva
  327. Pompei
  328. Pont du Gard
  329. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal
  330. Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands
  331. Potsdam
  332. Prague
  333. Prambanan
  334. Preah Vihear Temple
  335. Prehistoric Pile Dwellings
  336. Primeval Beech Forests
  337. Provins
  338. Pyramids (Memphis)
  339. Pyrénées - Mont Perdu
  340. Quedlinburg
  341. Quirigua
  342. Qutb Minar
  343. Rabat
  344. Rammelsberg and Goslar
  345. Rani-ki-Vav
  346. Ravenna
  347. Red Fort
  348. Regensburg
  349. Reichenau
  350. Reims
  351. Residences of the Royal House of Savoy
  352. Rhaetian Railway
  353. Rhodes
  354. Rietveld Schröderhuis
  355. Riga
  356. Rila Monastery
  357. Rio de Janeiro
  358. Robben Island
  359. Rock Art of Alta
  360. Rock Drawings in Valcamonica
  361. Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo
  362. Rohtas Fort
  363. Rome
  364. Roskilde Cathedral
  365. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
  366. Royal Palace at Caserta
  367. Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans
  368. Ruins of León Viejo
  369. Rwenzori Mountains
  370. Sabratha
  371. Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy
  372. Safranbolu
  373. Saint Catherine Area
  374. Saint-Emilion
  375. Salamanca
  376. Saltaire
  377. Salzburg
  378. Samarkand
  379. San Cristobal de La Laguna
  380. San Gimignano
  381. San Marino and Mount Titano
  382. Sana'a
  383. Sangiran Early Man Site
  384. Santa Maria delle Grazie
  385. Santiago de Compostela
  386. Santo Domingo
  387. Schokland
  388. Schönbrunn
  389. Segovia
  390. Selimiye Mosque
  391. Semmering Railway
  392. Serengeti
  393. Seville
  394. Sian Ka'an
  395. Siena
  396. Sighisoara
  397. Sigiriya
  398. Singapore Botanic Gardens
  399. Sintra
  400. Site of Carthage
  401. Skocjan Caves
  402. Skogskyrkogarden
  403. Speyer Cathedral
  404. Spissky Hrad & Levoca
  405. Split
  406. Srebarna Nature Reserve
  407. St. Petersburg
  408. Stari Grad Plain
  409. Statue of Liberty
  410. Stoclet House
  411. Stone Circles of Senegambia
  412. Stone Town of Zanzibar
  413. Stonehenge
  414. Stralsund and Wismar
  415. Strasbourg
  416. Struve Geodetic Arc
  417. Studley Royal Park
  418. Su Nuraxi di Barumini
  419. Sukhothai
  420. Sulaiman-Too
  421. Sundarbans National Park
  422. Surtsey
  423. Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
  424. Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
  425. Sydney Opera House
  426. Tabriz Bazaar
  427. Taj Mahal
  428. Tajik National Park
  429. Takht-i-Bahi
  430. Tallinn
  431. Tarraco
  432. Taxila
  433. Teide National Park
  434. Telc
  435. Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae
  436. The Four Lifts
  437. The Sundarbans
  438. The trulli of Alberobello
  439. Thessalonika
  440. Thingvellir
  441. Thracian tomb of Sveshtari
  442. Tikal National Park
  443. Timgad
  444. Tipasa
  445. Tiya
  446. Tokaji Wine Region
  447. Toledo
  448. Tombs of Buganda Kings
  449. Tower of Hercules
  450. Tower of London
  451. Town Hall and Roland, Bremen
  452. Trebic
  453. Trier
  454. Trinity Sergius Lavra
  455. Trogir
  456. Troy
  457. Tugendhat Villa
  458. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  459. Urbino
  460. Urnes Stave Church
  461. Val d'Orcia
  462. Vall de Boi
  463. Valletta
  464. Valparaiso
  465. Van Nellefabriek
  466. Vatican City
  467. Vegaøyan
  468. Venice and its Lagoon
  469. Verona
  470. Versailles
  471. Vézelay
  472. Vézère Valley
  473. Vicenza
  474. Victoria Falls
  475. Vienna
  476. Villa Adriana (Tivoli)
  477. Villa d'Este
  478. Villages with Fortified Churches
  479. Vilnius
  480. Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont
  481. Vizcaya Bridge
  482. Vlkolinec
  483. Völklingen Ironworks
  484. Volubilis
  485. Wachau Cultural Landscape
  486. Wadden Sea
  487. Wadi Rum
  488. Walled City of Baku
  489. Warsaw
  490. Wartburg Castle
  491. West Norwegian Fjords
  492. Western Caucasus
  493. Western Ghats
  494. Westminster
  495. White City of Tel-Aviv
  496. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  497. Willemstad
  498. Wooden Churches of the Slovak Carpathians
  499. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  500. Würzburg Residence
  501. Xanthos-Letoon
  502. Yungang Grottoes
  503. Zollverein
  1. Aachen Cathedral
  2. Acropolis
  3. Agra Fort
  4. Ajanta Caves
  5. Aleppo
  6. Ancient Kyoto
  7. Angkor
  8. Archaeological Site of Delphi
  9. Assisi
  10. Auschwitz Birkenau
  11. Baalbek
  12. Bahá’i Holy Places
  13. Belize Barrier Reef
  14. Bethlehem
  15. Blue and John Crow Mountains
  16. Brugge
  17. Budapest
  18. Bukhara
  19. Bursa and Cumalikizik
  20. Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
  21. Canterbury
  22. Cartagena
  23. Cesky Krumlov
  24. Champagne
  25. Chichen-Itza
  26. Chola Temples
  27. Churches of Moldavia
  28. City of Bath
  29. Crespi d'Adda
  30. Cuzco
  31. Damascus
  32. Danube Delta
  33. Derbent
  34. Divrigi
  35. Djenné
  36. Dubrovnik
  37. Durham Castle and Cathedral
  38. Edinburgh
  39. Ephesus
  40. Erbil Citadel
  41. Florence
  42. Fontainebleau
  43. Galapagos Islands
  44. Glacier parks
  45. Göreme NP
  46. Granada
  47. Grand Canyon
  48. Great Barrier Reef
  49. Great Wall
  50. Greater Blue Mountains
  51. Gulf of California
  52. Hani Rice Terraces
  53. Hierapolis-Pamukkale
  54. Hill Forts of Rajasthan
  55. Historic Cairo
  56. Iguazu National Park
  57. Island of Mozambique
  58. Istanbul
  59. Itchan Kala
  60. Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba
  61. Kairouan
  62. Kasbah of Algiers
  63. Kiev
  64. Kilimanjaro National Park
  65. Kizhi Pogost
  66. Komodo National Park
  67. Kotor
  68. Kremlin and Red Square
  69. Leptis Magna
  70. Luang Prabang
  71. Medina of Fez
  72. Medina of Marrakesh
  73. Medina of Sousse
  74. Meidan Emam, Esfahan
  75. Meteora
  76. Mount Athos
  77. Mount Etna
  78. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  79. Namib Sand Sea
  80. Nessebar
  81. Ngorongoro
  82. Ohrid Region
  83. Old City of Berne
  84. Old Havana
  85. Old Town of Lijiang
  86. Olympia
  87. Pattadakal
  88. Persian Garden
  89. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  90. Pompei
  91. Potsdam
  92. Provins
  93. Pyramids (Memphis)
  94. Québec
  95. Red Fort
  96. Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
  97. Rio de Janeiro
  98. Rome
  99. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
  100. Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy
  101. Safranbolu
  102. Saltaire
  103. Samarkand
  104. Sana'a
  105. Selimiye Mosque
  106. Serengeti
  107. Seville
  108. Sian Ka'an
  109. Siena
  110. Sigiriya
  111. Silk Roads
  112. St. Petersburg
  113. Statue of Liberty
  114. Stone Town of Zanzibar
  115. Strasbourg
  116. Sun Temple, Konarak
  117. Sydney Opera House
  118. Taj Mahal
  119. Tallinn
  120. Taxila
  121. Tikal National Park
  122. Timbuktu
  123. Vatican City
  124. Versailles
  125. Victoria Falls
  126. Vienna
  127. Vilnius
  128. Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont
  129. West Norwegian Fjords
  130. Westminster
  131. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  132. Yellowstone
  133. Yosemite National Park

Profile data

Country: Turkey

Visited WHS: 503

Most impressive: Historic Areas of Istanbul

Proposal for a new WHS: Bagan Archaeological Area and Monuments

Recently visited WHS

Update February 22, 2017
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