Yedikule Towers Istanbul
The Use of Yedikule TowersDuring the Ottoman era it was first used as a treasury and then as a prison that was the equivalent of the Tower of London in England. Those no longer favoured by the imperial families were sent there to be tortured and executed and their heads would be thrown into the “bloody well” (kanlı kuyu) located just inside the gate, that would end up in the Sea of Marmara .
Ambassador's TowerThe Ambassador’s Tower (Yazılı Kule) or “tower of inscriptions” has graffiti all over the walls written by prisoners from foreign countries who were imprisoned for offending the sultan. French prisoners of war taken during the Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815) were left to languish in Yedikule ; among them was Francois Pouqueville (1770-1838), who wrote a book about his experiences there.
Yedikule Towers TodayThe general appearance of the castle is rather poor although there are stunning views from the ramparts and outdoor concerts are often held there.
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