Remarks on Some Mongol and Turkmen Buildings in Eastern Anatolia
Keywords: Mongol, Turkmen, Buildings, Eastern Anatolia, Elazığ, Mosque, Evliya Çelebi, Uzun Hasan, History
Most of the buildings referred to in this study are located around Lake Van, but a few are located in Harput and Pertek in the province of Elazığ and I will start to begin by discussing these. The Sâre Hatun Mosque in Harput is mentioned by Evliyâ Çelebi, who describes this mosque as being without a minaret. The name is spelt similarly in the "Ma'muretü l-'Azîz Salnâme (Elazığ Almanac) and by A.Gabriel. Most modern writers spell the name as Sara Hâtun or Sârâ Hâtun. The local people pronounce it as "Sara Hatun" with all four short vowels, and also refer to the mosque as the Uzun Hasan Oğullari Camisi. According to local hearsay the sons of Sultan Uzun Hasan built the mosque.