Tokatköy

As Mehmed the Conqueror received news that the Tokat Castle was conquered while he was hunting near Akbaba Village in 1458, he ordered that “A hadika-i irem-nüma be constructed there and called Tokad Garden.” The Tokat Pavilion was built upon this order. The Pavilion was repaired by Suleiman II, and rebuilt with the name Mümayun Abad by Sultan Mahmud I. Stories tell that Murad IV. liked the Tokat Farm very much and frequently stayed there. Marble targets were erected to commemorate the arrows that Murad IV. shot here. The pavilion existed until the beginning of the 20th century and it is known that it burned down before World War I. The Sultan and Valide waters of the village are famous. The pavilion was at the end of the road that is called Sultan Aziz Avenue today, and that has centuries old sycamores on both sides. The village is located right beneath the Yuşa Hill, and there still are orchards containing fig and hazelnut trees.

Tokatköy

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