Tercan is 100 km (62 mile) far to Erzincan . Tercan (formerly Mama Hatun) is a town and district of Erzincan Province in the Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey. The district covers an area of 1,592 km2 (615 sq mi) and its total population is 20,072 in which 6,646 live in the town of Tercan.

The town is especially notable for the 12th century complex of buildings built by the Saltukid ruler Mama Hatun, which comprises her tomb, a mosque, a hammam and an impressive caravanserai which was heavily restored in recent years.

Melike Mama Hatun, or simply Mama Hatun, was a female ruler of the Saltukid dynasty, with its capital in Erzurum, for an estimated nine years between 1191 to 1200. During her reign she had a caravanserai, a mosque, a bridge, and a hammam built in the town of Tercan, located midway between Erzincan and Erzurum, which are still standing and are named after her.

Her tomb is also in Tercan. The town itself was called Mamahatun until recently, and is still referred to as such locally.

Mama Hatun also remains a vivacious figure in Turkish folk literature to this day.

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