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Hz. Omer Tomb

To get to Hazreti Ömer Tekke follow the road east of Kyrenia directed towards Çatalk öy. The convent lies in a distance about 3 miles (5 km). Take the left turning for go - karting track and the road leads down to the sea. It is signposted as "Hazreti Ömer Türbesi" from the coast road and it represents a significant Islamic shrine. The tomb is reputed to be the final resting place of commander Omer and his companions from the Muawiya army.

Hz Omer Tomb, North Cyprus

 

 

After the Ottoman conquest, the bodies were exhumed and interred again. In typical Cypriot fashion, the dervish convent which grew around the tombs was honoured by both Orthodox and Muslim communities before 1974. The interior of the convent is walled with tapestries of Mecca, gaudy rugs in various shapes and sizes, and you will find there books in piles referring mostly to the tomb or Koran.

omb, North Cyprus

omb, North Cyprus

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