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The final destination on our route is Ravanda Castle, one of the most important castles of the Middle Ages. It lies about 24 km northwest of Kilis, to the east of Afrin Brook and near the village…
Setting out from the city in a northwesterly direction towards Polateli, before you arrive at Ravanda Castle, you will come to the Roman Afrin Aqueduct. It lies to the northwest of the village of Cengin (Bağarası)…
The tomb is located 2 km west of İslambey Park, sitting on top of the hill to the south of Kalleş Mountain, overlooking the entire surrounding area. To the south of the tomb lies the Muhammed…
Moving on 300 m to the southeast, you will come to the tomb of Sheikh Kırbeç, located on Koca Arslan Street in the Arslan district. It is said that Sheikh Kırbeç lived at the same time…
Our next stop is 500 m east of the tomb of Muhammed Ensari. Talha and Zübeyr were among the 10 sahaba who were the first to embrace Islam and who, whilst still alive, were promised paradise.…
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  • Mercidabık Plain
    Yazan
    Mercidabık Plain

    As you leave the mausoleum heading towards Kilis, follow the road east in the direction of Elbeyli and you will see, stretching as far as the eye can see, the vast Mercidabık Plain which holds great importance as an original Turkish homeland.

    The Battle of Mercidabık between the Mamluk and Ottoman armies took place in 1516. The victorious Ottomans went on to add Syria, Lebanon and Palestine to their growing lands which paved the way for the caliphate of the Ottoman dynasty. The victory at Mercidabık brought many religious, poitical, military and financial advantages to the Ottoman Empire, and was the beginning of 400 years of Ottoman rule in the region.

    In the centre of the town of Yavuzlu there are 3 monuments dedicated to the Ottoman padishah Yavuz Sultan Selim who was instrumental in this magnificent victory. The first monument, standing in the Yavuzlu Municipality gardens, is a bust statue. The second monument, 100 m northeast of this, displays the words “Even if the enemy soldiers are on all sides, I will not turn away from battle”. Immediately opposite this stands a statue of Yavuz Sultan Selim Han on horseback with his sword.

    Yazan Cuma, 13 Eylül 2013 07:29 in Ravanda Turu Alternatif Güzergahlar İlk yorumlayan olun! Okunma 11812 defa