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Ömeroğlu Mausoleum

After seeing the bitter reminders of the battle of Antep, our route takes us on towards Kilis. As we head south, we come to the Ömeroğlu Mausoleum, located near Balık Brook in Ömeroğlu village in the district of Polateli.

To get to the mausoleum, you need to turn left off the Mülk main road on to a rough pathway, continuing for about 1.5 km. It is then a 5-minute walk to the mausoleum which stands in the middle of an empty piece of land where animals graze. As locals call it the “pigsty”, the area is known as the “Pigsty Region” (Domuzdamı).

The single-structure, vaulted mausoleum is constructed from hewn basalt and measures  460 cm x 115 cm, with a height of 330 cm. The entrance to the tomb measures 90 cm x 115 cm and there is a loophole, a small opening measuring 50 cm x 30 cm.

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    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.

    Written on Friday, 13 September 2013 07:29 in Ravanda Turu Alternatif Güzergahlar Be the first to comment! Read 23589 times