AuthorSinclair, Thomas A.
SourceEncyclopaedia of Islam Online
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Arapkir (Ott. ʿArapkīr, ʿArapgīr) is a town in present-day eastern Turkey, west of the Upper Euphrates gorge in the Anti-Taurus mountains. From the late Middle Ages until the nineteenth century, the original town lay on the slopes of a valley running north-eastwards towards the Arapkir Çay, a tributary of the Upper Euphrates. A variety of monuments still stand here—mostly mosques, but also a khānqah, a bedestān, and a hamam (ḥammām)—most of them dating to the tenth/sixteenth century. The present...