Cihanoğlu Tower

Cihanoğlu Tower, locally known as Cihanoğlu Kulesi, lies in the town of Koçarlι, south west of the city of Aydιn, in the province of Aydιn in Turkey.

Cihanoğlu Tower was built in the early 1760s by the Cihanoğlu family as part of a fortification to protect their interests in this area from attacks by local rivals. In 1949 this fortification burned down with only the present tower surviving. In 1960 the tower was restored and it is now a protected monument.

A peculiar but nice tower. It is actually one of three towers in the Aydιn province. The other ones being Beyler Tower and Arpaz Castle. As fas as I know its interior can not be visited, although I have encountered some nice interior pictures on the internet. It can be viewed from the street that passes it.

The Cihanoğlu family is also connected to nearby Cincin Castle.


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Cihanoğlu Tower

Cihanoğlu Tower, locally known as Cihanoğlu Kulesi, lies in the town of Koçarlι, south west of the city of Aydιn, in the province of Aydιn in Turkey.

Cihanoğlu Tower was built in the early 1760s by the Cihanoğlu family as part of a fortification to protect their interests in this area from attacks by local rivals. In 1949 this fortification burned down with only the present tower surviving. In 1960 the tower was restored and it is now a protected monument.

A peculiar but nice tower. It is actually one of three towers in the Aydιn province. The other ones being Beyler Tower and Arpaz Castle. As fas as I know its interior can not be visited, although I have encountered some nice interior pictures on the internet. It can be viewed from the street that passes it.

The Cihanoğlu family is also connected to nearby Cincin Castle.


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