Süleyman's Tower

Süleyman's Tower (also called "armed Ayas tower") is a historical building in Yumurtalık district of Adana Province, Turkey. The tower is situated at the Mediterranean Sea side to the west of Yumurtalık. At 36°46′07″N 35°46′37″E / 36.76861°N 35.77694°E / 36.76861; 35.77694 the distance to Yumurtalık district center is 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) and to Adana is 85 kilometres (53 mi).

Süleyman's Tower

The building was an observation tower built in 1536 during the reign of Ottoman sultan Süleyman I (called "the Magnificent"). [1] The pentagonal two storey building was built to observe the sea to protect the busy port of Ayas, Adana from a possible pirate assault.

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