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Pertek Castle

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Pertek Castle

About the site

Corridor: Diagonal Road
Country: Turkey, Tunceli
Type: Fortress
Epoch: Middle Ages
Theme: Fortresses
World Heritage:
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The castle, inundated by the waters of the Keban Dam Lake resembles an island today. The edifice was built on a steep cliff by the Seljuks and was restored by the Ottomans. At the southern facade, red bricks and blue ceramics were sprinkled among the stones.

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