Edirne City

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Brief Information About Edirne

Edirne, Turkey is the gateway to Europe is a historic city. It is known that it was founded by the Thracians who migrated from Central Asia and settled here in antiquity. Edirne, which remained under the rule of the Macedonian Empire, Romans and Eastern Byzantium, was conquered by Sultan Murat I in 1361 and became the throne (head) city of the Ottoman Empire and remained the capital (capital) for 92 years until Istanbul was conquered in 1453. Two major fires in 1745 and 1751 destroyed Edirne to a great extent. Edirne also witnessed the 13-month occupation of the Russians on January 20, 1887, four months of the Bulgarians on March 26, 1913, and the two-year occupation of the Greeks in the 1920s. It was liberated from the enemy occupation on 25 November 1922.

Edirne – Where to see

Selimiye Mosque Edirne

Selimiye Mosque, the work that Mimar Sinan created at the age of 80 and described…

Kirkpinar Wrestling Edirne

In 1357 during the expeditions organized by Orhan Gazi to conquer Rumelia after spending Adrianople…

Erikli Beach Edirne

Erikli Beach, which is 2.5 kilometers away from Erikli Village, a village in Keşan district,…

Meric Bridge Edirne

The foundations of the Meriç Bridge were laid in 1833 during the reign of Mahmut…