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Egrikapi or Crooked Gate Istanbul

Egrikapi or Crooked Gate Istanbul
This gate cuts through the Emperor Manuel Comnenos walls at the place where during Byzantine times, horseshoes were said to have been made, and its original name the “Gate of the Kaligaria” derives from “caligae” (horseshoe).  Next to the gate is a tomb that causes the road to divert around it, and from where it gets the Turkish name, Eğrikapı.  The tomb belongs to Hafız Hazret who was a nephew of Eyüp Sultan, and it is believed he was killed here during the first invasion of the city in the 7th century.  It is also the place where many of the occupying Turks entered the city and in 1453.
  There was once a small Jewish cemetery behind the gate that had been in use since the Byzantine era and in 1939 most of the tombstones were relocated to the Haskoy Cemetery.
Passing through the walls and walking further downhill you will find the 19th century Greek Orthodox Church of Panagia Suda that has a sacred spring (ayazma) believed to aid those suffering with nervous disorders.  Unfortunately the church is behind a high wall it is unlikely you will be able to enter.  

On the left of the gate outside is the Kırkçeşme Maksem designed my Mimar Sinan and is one of two final collection points of water brought from Belgrade Forest ; the other can be found in Taksim Square .  

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