The DOCOMOMO Turkey National Working Party has learned with great concern that Kayseri Metropolitan
Municipality and Erciyes University plan to demolish some of existing parts of the Sümerbank Textile
Factory Complex in Kayseri (Turkstoj, 1935) for a landscaping and land-development project.
The Sümerbank Complex was one of the earliest industrial production plants of the young Turkish
Republic. It was not only intended for the development of the local and national economy but also as a
part of the socio-political revolution aimed at nation-building and modernization.