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28.03.2006
Kirklar ,Bekctashic Tekkes

Georgios Tsigaras
Source: C.E.T.I./R.C. Athena
© Region of Eastern Macedonia & Thrace
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LOCATION:The tekke is in Kirklar(fourty) district next to the muslim cemetery of Genisea.

THE MONUMENT:The tekke is a part of a home and it is dedicated to one of the fourty Saints (Gazis).Mr.Zegginis, according to the inscription on the gravestone as well as the owner's inscription on the tekke, claims that it is Kaykousouz Baba's tomb.The building was made by Pendi sheik in 1848.

The tekke is stone made and was founded in 1848.It is consisted of the antechamber, where several utensils for the preperation of the kourbani were stored and the main chamber where the saint's tomb and religionist's offerings are kept.The built-tomb is covered with green cloth and many religionist's offerings like small crocks and candle sticks with candles and brooms.On the wall there is an ax with a perforate inscription "ALLAH"(god).In the courtyard there is a tomb,on the gravestone there is the inscription "1792".