From the caravanserai (Hasan Pasha Han) we were walking to the mosque called Safa Camii through some back lanes.
Parli Safa Mosque was built in 15th century located on the very center of Diyarbakır.
The mosque is called “parli”, meaning fragrant, because of the mystic smell that had gathered from a plant which was mixed with the ingredients used during the mosque’s construction.
When I was a child, I played in the precincts of the neighboring temple and Shinto shrine. It was good old days.
This old man told us about Islam, Mohammedanism. When the children press us for money. He raised his stick and sent them away and said “It was very shameful; but, please do not get them wrong, they are really poor.” And he continued “Please do not give money to them.” He looked very sad then. (A young woman kindly interpreted for us.) We thanked to him and left there walking to the booked hotel.
A man shouted at the children and scared away them.
It was a very happy day.