Heybeliada - Turkish Cemeteries

A short distance beyond the monastery a road leads off half-right from the coast road to the Muslim Turkish and Orthodox Greek cemeteries. The oldest funerary monuments in the Turkish cemetery can be distinguished by the stone turbans that top the tombstones, for the turban was banned in 1826 in favor of the fez, which was in turn banned in 1925. Among the notables buried here are Hacı Ahmet Hulusi Paşa, one of the last Ottoman governors of Salonica, and Lütfi Müfit Özdes, a comrade-in-arms of Atatürk.

The Greek cemetery has a neo-classical chapel dedicated to St. Barbara (Hagia Barbara).

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