İbriktepe (Albanian: Qytezë)[2][3][4] is a village in the İpsala District, Edirne Province in northwestern Turkey.[5] The village had a population of 1,127 in 2022.[1] Situated at the Turkey-Greece border, the village is 25 km (16 mi) away from İpsala and 100 km (62 mi) far from Edirne. Before the 2013 reorganisation, it was a town (belde).[6]

İbriktepe is located in Turkey
Location in Turkey
İbriktepe is located in Marmara
İbriktepe (Marmara)
Coordinates: 41°0′42″N 26°30′10″E / 41.01167°N 26.50278°E / 41.01167; 26.50278
Time zoneUTC+3 (TRT)
Area code0284

İbriktepe is famous for having been the birthplace of Albanian politician and founder of the Albanian Orthodox Church, Fan Noli.[2][4] At the time of Noli's birth a small Albanian-speaking Orthodox community lived in the town. It had an Ayos Georgios church built in 1837.[7][2][3][4] A bust of him was placed in the town in January 2011.[8]

Today, the village formerly known as Qyteza is partly inhabited by Alevi Turks.[2][3][4][9]


  1. ^ a b "Address-based population registration system (ADNKS) results dated 31 December 2022, Favorite Reports" (XLS). TÜİK. Retrieved 13 March 2023.
  2. ^ a b c d Skendi, Stavro (1967). The Albanian national awakening. Princeton: Princeton University Press. p. 162. ISBN 9781400847761."Fan Stylian Noli was born in 1882, in Ibrik Tepe (Alb. Qytezë), an Albanian settlement south of Adrianople, in Eastern Thrace."
  3. ^ a b c Friedman, Victor A. (1994). "Slavic-Albanian Contacts and Early Polyglot Lexicons: The Albanian Lexicon of the Monk Arkádïi, A Mid-Nineteenth Century Manuscript from the Hilendar Monastery on Mount Athos" (PDF). Slavia meridionalis: Studia linguistica, slavica et balcanica. 1: 1150. "For Eastern Thrace we know from a number of sources (e.g. Hamp 1965, MacFarlane 1850, Sokolova 1983, Çabej 1975) that there were at least five Albanophone villages in addition to Mandrica in the Edirne (Odrin, Adrianople) region in 1864: Ibrik Tepe (Qytezë)"
  4. ^ a b c d Austin, Robert Clegg (2012). Founding a Balkan State: Albania's Experiment with Democracy, 1920–1925. University of Toronto Press. p. 3. ISBN 9781442644359. "Noli was by no means an ordinary Albanian politician. Prior to 1920, he had spent almost no time in Albania. Born in 1882 in Ibrik-Tepe (Qyteze in Albanian), an Albanian village in Ottoman Thrace"
  5. ^ Köy, Turkey Civil Administration Departments Inventory. Retrieved 1 March 2023.
  6. ^ Law No. 6360, Official Gazette, 6 December 2012 (in Turkish).
  7. ^ "Fan NOLI" (in Albanian). Retrieved 2010-01-01.
  8. ^ "Në Ibrik Tepe të Turqisë vendoset busti i Fan Nolit". Retrieved 10 January 2012.
  9. ^ "İbriktepe". Nişanyan Yeradları. Retrieved 21 March 2023.