Zeynel Bey Turbesi – Batman

Zeynel Bey Turbesi also know as Zeynel Bey Tomb or kümbet. During the brief reign of the Ak Koyunlu Turkomen in Hasankeyf in the late fifteenth century, the city was chosen for the kümbet (tomb) of Zeynel Bey, the eldest son of Uzun Hasan. The tomb is on the north bank of the Tigris across…

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Hasankeyf Koprusu – Batman

Hasankeyf koprusu also known as dicle bridge. All that remains today of the magnificent bridge across the Tigris (Dicle) at Hasankeyf are two massive stone piers in the river and one arch of the northern approach. According to Ibn Havkal the bridge was built in 1116 by Fahreddin Karaaslan. The northern approach has an extra…

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Qal’at Harran – Sanliurfa

Harran kalesi also known as . The Citadel is situated at the southeast corner of the ancient walled city of Harran, in southern Turkey, along the caravan routes linking Asia Minor to Mesopotamia and Syria. The city had been occupied from 2000 BCE by the Sabians, a civilization mentioned in Arab sources of the ninth…

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Hosap Koprusu – Van

Hosap koprusu mean is Hosap Bridge in Van. Hosap, which had an important role in the past as a local administrative center in the Van province, is now a small village on the Van-Hakkari road known primarily for its historic castle and bridge. The Kurdish name (Hosap) and the administrative Turkish name (Güzelsu) of the…

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Hosap Kalesi – Van

Hosap Kalesi mean is Hosap Castle in Van. Hosap, which had an important role in the past as a local administrative center in the Van province, is now a small village on the Van-Hakkari road known primarily for its historic castle and bridge. The Kurdish name (Hosap) and the administrative Turkish name (Güzelsu) of the…

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Odunpazari Houses – Eskisehir

Odun pazari houses are very old and been restorated. This project, done by the Anatolian University (Anadolu Üniversitesi) involves the restoration of Ottoman houses in Eskisehir under the control of the local Board for the Preservation of Culture and Historical Heritage. One of the restored buildings now houses the Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion,…

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Cifte Minareli Medrese – Erzurum

Cifte minareli medrese mean of english is double Minaret Madrasa, built in the second half of the thirteenth century, has a colorful history not only as a theological school, but also as a gun foundry in the seventeenth century and as an arsenal and armory in the nineteenth century. More recently it has been used…

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Emir Saltuk Kümbet – Erzurum

The Mausoleum of Emir Saltuk (1081-1102) is the largest and most unusual in a complex of three tombs just south of the walled city of Erzurum. The owners of the two other tombs are unknown, while that of Emir Saltuk is attributed to him only by local legend. Stylistically it has affinities to other twelfth…

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Rüstem Pasa Hani – Edirne

Rustem Pasa hani is located in Edirne. The caravanserai (once a warehouse and overnight stop for camel caravans) is located in the historical centre of the city. Built in the 16th century by the great architect Sinan, it was restored and converted into a 150-room hotel in 1972. Although the restoration itself represents a high…

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Ishak Pasa Sarayi – Agri

Ishak Pasa Sarayi mean of english is Ishak Pasha Palace. Constructed through the end of eighteenth century, Ishak Pasa Palace stands on a plateau that descends to the northwest. It overlooks Sariova, where the modern city of Dogubayazit is located. The remains of old Dogubayazit lie to the northwest and to the south of the…

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