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Anatolian Fortress

Anatolian Fortress

Anadolu Hisarı, whose name is also referred to as "Güzelce Hisarı" in historical sources, is located in Anadoluhisarı neighborhood within the borders of Istanbul Beykoz district. Anadolu Hisarı, which has an excellent location right where the Göksu Stream flows into the Bosphorus, was built on an area of ​​seven thousand square meters. The historical Anatolian Fortress, which dates back to 1395, was constructed by Yıldırım Beyazıt to control the Bosphorus crossings.

The most exciting feature of the Anatolian Fortress, which was built as part of the Second Ottoman Siege preparation, is its walls built in the narrowest part of the Bosphorus. Having it built in this narrow place makes it the first fortress. According to ancient sources, Anadolu Fortress has names such as Güzelcehisar, Güzelhisar, Yenicehisar, Yenihisar, and Akhisar, which is also of great importance in Ottoman history.

The Anatolian Fortress tower, which consists of the inner castle walls, the main castle, and three towers, which rises on a rectangular plan, forms the main castle part. This gigantic tower, which is placed on a rock covered with soil, is a four-storey structure. The main castle surrounded by two or three meters thick inner fortress walls and the four towers on it has managed to reach the present day by defying centuries.

The Anatolian Fortress's outer walls, which has become one of the most exciting structures that have survived from the Ottoman Period with its unique architecture, are polygonal but also very arched.

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