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Seyitgazi dec 2007 1923.jpg
19-DEC-2007

Seyitgazi dec 2007 1923.jpg

In the lower courtyard: The gallery leading to the entrance of the Türbe (mausoleum) of Seyit Battal Gazi, which lies to the right. The buildings on the left belong to the ‘Tekke’ of the Bektaşi Brotherhood: the ‘fırın’ (bakery), with the large dome and three chimneys, and the ‘mutfak’ (or: ‘aşevi’ = kitchen) with its row of short chimneys.
They were built in the 16th century.

Tekke or Dergah = the largest kind of building (often a complex) designed specifically for gatherings of a Sufi brotherhood. It was a place for spiritual retreat and character reformation, and often served as hospices for Sufi travelers and Islamic students.

Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Sources: Leaflet of the Seyitgazi Külliyesi (1995), Wikipedia & Personal visits (1995 – 1996).

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