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Merzifon, a charming Anatolian town

The Ottoman bazaar

The Ottoman bazaar

Merzifon is a small Anatolian town located north-west of the famous city of Amasya. Although it is not a well-known destination amongst tourists, its Ottoman atmosphere and unique charm will win you over.

The medrese (koranic school) was built in the first quarter of the 15th century by Mehmed I and bears the sultan’s name. A magnificent clock tower built in stone and brick work was added to the structure in 1865 by Ziya Paşa, the administrator of the region of Amasya. This addition blends perfectly into the landscape and enhances the original building. Read the rest of this entry »

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