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Mayor Kamil Okyay Sindir of Bornova town of the Aegean province of Izmir said that the municipality would restore one of the Levantine mansions in their town.
Sindir said tradesmen who were exporting cotton, grapes and figs from the Aegean Region and importing various products via Silk Road, were settled in Bornova town and built the Levantine mansions.
The mayor said most of the Levantine mansions did not need any restoration for their owners were living in them, so the municipality would restore uninhabitable ones.
Levantine mansions are mostly situated in the modern-day metropolitan districts of Buca and Bornova, which are located slightly inland, and which were the favoured residential quarters for the city's richer classes of Western origins or, in the case of a few built more recently, in the coastal district of Karsiyaka.