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Our route this time takes us to the tomb of one of the sahaba (disciples of the prophet Muhammed). Leaving Oylum Höyük, we head north on the Gaziantep-Kilis road, and after 4.5 km we arrive at…
After leaving the village of Yavuzlu, 10 km along the main Gaziantep-Kilis road, you will see on your left a tumulus, Oylum Höyük. It is located south of the main road in the district of Oylum.…
On the southern slopes of the tumulus which lies within the village of Yavuzlu, you will find the tomb of Bilal-i Habeşi, the first muezzin of the Islamic religion. Every year in May, this tomb is…
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…
The Ravanda tour sets out on the road to Kilis to meet a military hero of the Turkish War of Independence in Gaziantep. First we come to the mausoleum of Şahin Bey. As Şahin Bey was killed…

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  • Mercidabık Plain
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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 23621 times