Beyazıt Kulesi

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Beyazıt Tower Jun 12, 2017
On Beyazıt Square, in the courtyard of Istanbul University's main campus there is Beyazıt Tower or Seraskier Tower. It is a beautiful 85 m tall fire-watch tower.

It is impossible to come in and take a closer look of the monument as it is protected by the police at the entrance to the campus. I have heard that only tour groups are allowed to pass the check point, with a special permission.

The original wooden tower, that was destroyed in a fire, was replaced by a new one built of stone in 1828, by order of Sultan Mahmud II.

Nowadays it serves for signaling weather forecast in different colors. The lighting in red colour is for snow, blue for nice and clear weather, green for rain and yellow for fog.
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