Akbaba Sultan Shrine

Akbaba Sultan is one of those who were with Mehmed the Conqueror in the conquest of Istanbul. He later asked for permission to settle in the Akbaba village and lived there. His tomb is adjacent to the mosque he had built.

His name is Ak Mehmed and he is originally from Bukhara. He walked all the way from Bukhara to participate in the conquest of Istanbul, stood by Mehmed the Conqueror and gained his appreciation, later became his tutor. It is told that as the siege of Istanbul was prolonged, Mehmed the Conqueror was anxious but that his mentors Ak ┼×emseddin and Ak Mehmed had revelations of the conquest in the mana world, and reported it to Mehmed. 

Following the conquest, he acquired Mehmed’s permission, built a masjid to his name in this valley and lived in Akbaba until he died. Following his death, he was interred right next to his masjid. Mehmed the Conqueror frequently asked about the condition of his mentor, and dropped by when he went for a hunt. Ak Mehmed’s shrine and masjid in Akbaba within greeneries welcomes thousands of guests today.

Akbaba Sultan Shrine

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