Wednesday, May 1, 2013


Adrianople is a city in the northwestern part of Turkey, close to the borders with Greece and Bulgaria.

It was briefly occupied by the Bulgarians in 1913, following the Battle of Odrin; and by the Greeks between the Treaty of Sèvres in 1920 and at the end of the Turkish War of Independence in 1922 when it was retaken by Turkey.  The Selimiye Mosque is visible from most anywhere in the city,

Needless to say, it has a heavy Greek and Bulgarian influence in its cultural heritage, and its likely that because of border difficulties, a large garrison of military and border police types are in the area.

Selimiye Mosque

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