This unique minaret, supported on four basalt pillars, is associated with the Sheikh Mutahhar Mosque ( out of view to the left ). Constructed in 1500 by the Akkoyunlu Sultan Kasım, it has somehow managed to survive centuries of earth tremors.
The 17th century Ottoman Turkish traveller Evliya Çelebi suggested in his  Book of Travels, the
Seyahatname, that there was originally a fifth pillar supporting the centre of the structure.
Yenikapı Caddesi.

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Diyarbakır - Dört Ayaklı Minare
Akkoyunlu Evliya Çelebi
July 1979

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