Castle of Sultan Mehmed II; A guard for Dardanelles Strait

Ottoman state became an empire after the conquest of Constantinople. It was such a big event that all Christian kings and states were affected deeply. So Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II (the conquerer) arranged effective strategies to protect the new capital of Ottoman Empire.

Firstly he had to protect and watch the straits. Dardanelles Strait was the only sailing point to Istanbul (Constantinople). So he had a castle built on a narrowest part of the strait. This castle was that one. It has a wide panorama in order to control all the strait.

It is being used as military musem at present. You can add this castle to your tour while visiting Gallipoli.

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