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Bedesten, also known as St. Nicolas Church is a Byzantine church built in the Gothic order, dating back to the 14th century. It was expanded with some Gothic additions made by the Lusignans, and after new changes made during the Venetian period, it was given to the Greek Orthodox Metropolis. It has a hybrid texture with different architectural styles. During the Ottoman rule, it was used as a covered bazaar and grain warehouse, with some changes made. During this period (1573), the name of the building was changed to Bedesten. The Bedesten was recently restored by UNDP-PFF, with the financial contributions of the European Union, and reintroduced to the community to be used in cultural and artistic activit
According to archival sources, M.S. VII. He was the commander of a naval unit in the Muawiyah Army during the Islamic raids in the 19th century. Ömer attacked the northern coast of the island with his soldiers. In the battle that took place where the soldiers landed, Commander Ömer and his six friends were martyred by local Byzantine soldiers and their bodies were put in coffins and buried in a cave here. After the conquest of the island by the Turks in 1571, these graves were found, their remains were removed from the cave and buried where they are now, and a mausoleum and a mosque were built over them. Hz. whose body is in this tomb. Caliph Hz. Omar, one of the companions of our Prophet. He has no close or distant connection with Omar. According to Islamic belief, a martyr can be buried in the place where he was martyred and the place where the martyr lies is considered holy land. Hz. In addition to the information found in archive sources about the construction of Ömeri Tomb and Masjid, there are also different legendary stories circulating among the public. Folk Legend 1 According to legend, long ago, pirates would plunder the coasts and kidnap women and girls. One day, while a shepherd named Hacı Hasan was grazing his flock there, he saw a bare-masted ship approaching the shore. He realizes that they are pirates and hides behind the rocks. Meanwhile, he begins to pray to God to save people from the hands of pirates. At that moment, seven bearded cavalrymen riding on red h nto the sea. As they make their way towards the ship on the sea and reach it, the ship and the cavalry disappear. Seeing this, Hacı Hasan comes out of his hiding place, goes to the rocks and sees the horseshoe prints on them. He returns to the village and tells this incident to the villagers. The villagers do not believe Hacı Hasan and come to the shore and see the horseshoes on the rocks. When they see the traces with their own eyes, they become convinced that the shepherd is telling the truth. After that day, when pirates did not come to this village again, the villagers said; In order to express their gratitude to the seven cavalrymen, they built a tomb and a mosque on the rock where the horseshoe prints are located, with the money they collected. orses appear. After looking at the shepherd and the approaching ship, the cavalrymen shoot their horses with fire from their horseshoes and ride them from the rocks on the seashore i   Folk Legend 2 According to a second legend, the commander of the Arab Army, Omar, came to Cyprus as an officer. In order to protect himself from the Byzantines, he and his six friends raided a cave to the southeast of the current tomb. Ömer and his friends are martyred in the conflict inside the cave. Two years later, their bodies were found intact and buried in the same place by the public. The cave in question; Until 1974, it was considered sacred by Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots and was visited for votive purposes. Location and Situation of the Tomb of Hazrat Omer. When we proceed to the beach about a kilometer from Çatalköy, we see Hz. Ömer Tomb has two floors, and there is a portico-shaped entrance on the lower floor, to the south of the place where the tomb is located. From here you can go down to the tomb and the mosque. The tomb with seven graves to the right of the entrance is covered with a dome, and the other parts are covered with a flat ceiling. On the second floor, there are rooms for visitors divided by arches. The interior and exterior walls were plastered with lime. It was damaged by the destruction of the Greeks in 1963 and by lightning in 1974. As a result of an unconscious repair carried out in 1978, it partially lost its real charac
It is located at Yavuz Landing Beach, where the Peace Operation took place in 1
Right next to the Piri Mehmet Pasha Mosque, there is the marble tomb in very good condition with relief engravings of Vizier Osman Pasha, who is thought to have been killed by a poison that showed its effect late by those who opposed it while bringing the Tanzimat edict to Cyprus in 1839. He lived in a mansion in Lefke for a while, thinking that it would be good for Vizier Osman, who became weak after coming to Cyprus. This marble tomb, which reflects the Ottoman Era stonemasonry in the best way, is a work of art worth see
The most important name of the Naqshbandi community in the world, which has an important place in terms of influence and population among Islamic sects, Sheikh Nazım Kıbrısi El Haqqani, who is 92 years old, was born on April 21, 1922 in Larnaca. Kıbrısi, known as His Excellency Sheikh Muhammed Nazım Adil el-Kıbrisi el-Hakkani el-Rabbani, had been living in his dervish lodge in Lefke for many years. Kıbrısi has many followers in European countries, especially England, Asia and America. Kıbrısi studied at the Faculty of Chemistry in Istanbul in the 1940s. During his years of residence in Istanbul, he continued his religious education by adhering to the Naqshbandi sheikh Süleyman Erzurumi. With the permission of his teacher, he went to Damascus and carried out scientific and religious studies with Sheikh Abdullah Dagestani. He took his teacher's place after his death in 1973. Nazım Kıbrısi announced in 2011 that his son, Mehmet Adil Efendi, would replace him and continue the "linea
  The history of Soli, one of the most important City Kingdoms established in Cyprus, dates back to B.C. It dates back to 700 BC. Research shows that the city managed to maintain its important position for a long time due to its strategic location, fertile lands, port and nearby copper mines. Soli experienced its brightest period during the Roman period. Arab raids in the 7th century spelled the end of the city. In research, gold and silver jewelry from the Hellenistic period were made in the 1st century BC. A marble statue of Aphrodite and a relief depicting the battle with the Amazons, dating back to the 2nd century BC, were unearthed. In addition, the ruins of a columned street opening to the agora and a marble monumental fountain in the agora, dating back to the Hellenistic period, were also unearthed. It is known that Soli Basilica was built in the 2nd half of the 4th century and was one of the first churches built in Cyprus. Although it was expanded in the 5th and 6th centuries, it was destroyed by the Arab raids in the 7th century. The church, which has an entrance with three doors, has a courtyard surrounded by columns on four sides and a fountain. After the courtyard, the church is entered through another entrance with three doors. There are twelve columns arranged in two rows inside. Most of the mosaics on its floor, usually geometric and animal figures, have survived to this day. The symbol of the city is the uniquely beautiful Swan mosaic in the Basilica. Soli Roman Theater was built in 2 AD, instead of a Greek theater that used to be in the same place. It was built on the slope of a hill overlooking the sea, between the 1st century and the 3rd century. The semicircular section where the audience will sit is carved into the rocky part of the hill. This section and the choir place in the middle are separated by a low wall made of limestone, and the passage to the choir place and seating areas is provided by passages on the sides. The stage building of the theatre, which has an actual capacity of 4000 people, has two floors. This section is decorated with marble and sculptures. Traces of a temple dedicated to Aphrodite were found on a hill to the west of the theatre. During the excavations carried out in 2005, very rich gold finds and archaeological artifacts were unearthed. Located in the Lefke region, Soli is one of the ancient cities that can be visited in Northern Cyprus. Located on fertile lands, Soli had an important position on the island with its copper deposits and port in the region. Today, this settlement, which is under protection and opened to visitors, is one of the heritages of history worth protecting. The origin of Soli dates back to B.C. It can be traced back to a list dating back to 700 BC that includes the cities from which the Assyrians received tribute. In this list, the name of the city is mentioned as Si-il-lu. According to old written sources, BC. In 580, Philokypros, one of the kings on the island, upon the advice of his teacher, the Athenian philosopher Solon, moved his capital from the city named Aepia to Si-il-lu and named it after his teacher. B.C. In 498, Soli, along with the other kingdoms on the island, rebelled against the Persians, who were the rulers of Cyprus, and were defeated. Soli experienced its brightest years during the Roman period. However, İ.S. By the 4th century, the port was too full for ships to enter and the copper mines were closed. The raids of Arab pirates in the 7th century spelled the end of the city. From the research, it was understood that there was a king's palace in Soli, as in Vuni, on the acropolis covering the hill behind the theater. During the excavations, gold and silver jewelry from the Hellenistic period, B.C. A marble statue of Aphrodite made in the 1st century BC (Cyprus Museum - Southern Cyprus) and a statue of Aphrodite from the 1st century BC. A relief depicting the battle with the Amazons dating back to the 2nd century was discovered. It has been suggested that the sarcophagus known as the Fugger sarcophagus in the Vienna History Museum may have come from the Soli acropolis. During the excavations, the ruins of the columned street opening to the agora and the marble monumental fountain in the agora, dating back to the Hellenistic period, were also unearthed. The presence of fresh water resources, fertile soil and a sheltered harbour, as well as copper deposits and plenty of wood to process copper, show that Soli may not have been the first settlement established here. As a matter of fact, in archaeological excavations BC. Traces of a settlement dating back to the 11th century were found. SOLI BASILICA   It is thought that the Soli basilica was built in the second half of the 4th century. It is one of the first churches built in Cyprus and has its own unique aspects. The 200-meter-long basilica started with a three-door entrance and an entrance hall. This was followed by a courtyard surrounded by columns on all four sides and with a fountain. After this, the main church was entered after an entrance with three doors and the narthex. Inside the church, giant columns carved from twelve stones arranged in two rows divided the nave into three. The bases of these columns are still in place today. There was a triple apse at the end of the nave. The pews in the middle belonged to bishops and priests. The floor of the church was completely covered with tessera mosaics (small stones cut into squares). Most of these mosaics have survived to the present day. To the mosaics, which were all geometric patterns in the beginning, animal figures were added over time, and then opus sectile mosaics (made from cut stone pieces) were added. Among the animal figures, the goose-like swan figure surrounded by vegetation and four small dolphins attracts attention. On the mosaic in front of the apse, the text "O Jesus, protect those who dedicated this mosaic" is read in Greek. In the Christian tradition, Soli is considered the place where Saint Mark was baptized by Saint Auxibius. Accordingly, Auxibius, a Christian Roman who took refuge in Soli in the 1st century, later became the first bishop of the Soli church. SOLI THEATER The Roman theater in Soli was built on the slope of a hill overlooking the sea, replacing a Greek theater that once stood in the same place. WORK. It dates from the end of the 2nd century and the beginning of the 3rd century. The section with semicircular seating rows reserved for the audience was partially carved into the rock of the hill. This place was separated from the middle part called the orchestra (choir place) by a low wall made of limestone blocks. Access to the orchestra and seating areas was provided through passages on both sides in front of the stage building. The surviving stones and marbles of the seating areas were used in the construction of the Port Sait dock in the 19th century. This part, which actually had a capacity of 4000 people, has been restored to half its height today. The stage building was two-storey, covered with marble and decorated with statues. The part that can be seen today was the platform on which the stage building was built. Traces of a temple dedicated to Isis and Aphrodite were found on a hill to the west of the theater. In addition, the graduation ceremonies of the European University of Lefke and the annual L.A.U. Famous artist concerts of spring festivals are held.
The square, together with the historical buildings around it, has become a historical center shaped by the heritage of different cultures. A Latin inscription on the body of a column found during the construction of a mosque dates back to A.D. It is stated that it dates back to the 2nd century. This is one of the first signs about the square. In the 1200s, St. The start of the construction of the Sophia Cathedral can be seen as a turning point regarding the square. St. The construction of the Sophia Cathedral was started in 1209 by the Latin Archbishop Eustorge de Montaigu. Later St. Nicholas Church and the Archbishop building were added, the square and its surroundings became a religious center. During the Venetian period, the face of the square was not changed, a guest house (Venetian House) and a meeting building (Chapter House) were built for the priests. During the Ottoman period, in 1571, St. Sophia Cathedral was converted into a mosque and minarets were added to the structure. This mosque was named after the Ottoman sultan Selim II, who conquered Cyprus in 1
  Martyrdom Martyrdom in the 1974 Cyprus Peace Operation; It was built in memory of Officers, Petty Officers, Privates and Privates. The name of the martyrdom; He participated in the Cyprus Peace Operation as the 50th Infantry Regiment Commander, went to Pladini beach with his regiment and stood in front of the house, which is currently used as the Peace and Freedom Museum, which was chosen as the command post in the attack on the 2nd day of the operation. Fehmi ERCAN and Sıhhiye Private Mustafa GİRGİN and the martyred Regiment Commander Pd.Kd.Col. It is taken from Halil İbrahim Karaoğlano
The noise of the city, traffic chaos, fast-flowing time, fatigue... All these are far away from you now. Because you are now in Tatlısu, a unique natural wonder where green and blue meet. In this natural wonder, on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, all of the rooms, which are made entirely of wooden materials and carefully furnished with all kinds of comfort, have sea and forest views. With its indoor restaurant for 250 people and an outdoor restaurant for 600 people, Tatlısu Zambak Holiday Village invites you to listen to the sound of peace. There is also wireless internet service throughout our holiday village. &n