One day, I flew to Adana in Turkey from Tokyo, via Istanbul.
Adana is a major city in southern Turkey. The city is situated on the Seyhan River, 35 km inland from the Mediterranean Sea, in south-central Anatolia. It is the administrative seat of the Adana Province and has a population of 1.71 million, making it the fifth most populous city in Turkey.
Adana is distribution centers such as cotton, wheat, grape, citrus fruit and olive, and the textile industry, food processing are prosperous. In the last years of Ottoman Empire, 1909, Armenian holocaust happened, approximately 30, 000 people were slaughtered.
After breakfast, I was going to the Mosque called Ulu Cami (Great Mosque) Adana.
Ulu Cami (Grand Mosque) is a 16th-century mosque in Adana. It forms part of a complex that includes a madrasah (theological college of the Islam) and a mausoleum (grave of royal family. The buildings are on the Kızılay Street, next to the Ramazanoğlu Hall.
The construction of the Ulu Cami was began in 1513 by Ramazanoğlu Halil Bey and completed by his son and successor, Piri Mehmet Paşa, in 1541.
Left the mosque and going into the garden of madrasah Ulu Cami. (Madrasah is the Arabic word for any type of educational institution.) The madrasah is on the east side of the mosque.
This courtyard is quiet, clean and full green, very comfortable.
There is a café between the Great Mosque and the madrasah. Local old men are enjoying Turkish tea or coffee.
I said to him “Thenks! Güle güle!” and left for Taşköprü (Roman Bridge) and Sabancı Central Mosque.