Exterior view of the northwestern corner of the Seyitgazi Külliyesi (religious complex). Under the larger dome
lies the Semahane (room for the ritual gatherings of the Bektaşi Brotherhood).
Its general aspect is Ottoman (late 15th / early 16th century), although the complex has Byzantine and Seljuk antecedents.
The Seyitgazi Külliyesi, whose most important building is the ‘Türbe’ (mausoleum) of Seyit Battal Gazi, contains also five other grave monuments, a mosque, a spacious room for the guards and a large ‘Tekke’ (dervishes’ convent, of the Bektaşi Brotherhood). All of these buildings are arranged around two inner courtyards.
Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Sources: ‘Türkye Tarihi Yerler Kılavuzu’ – M.Orhan Bayrak, Inkılâp Kitabevi, Istanbul, 1994.
Leaflet of the Seyitgazi Külliyesi (1995) , ‘Guide Fodor: Turquie’ - Edition 1988
& Personal visits (1995 – 1996).