The Gathering Place of Highlanders, Open Air Masjids Karamanoğulları Ancestor Nure Sofi and his wife's graves are located in Mersin Province Mut District, Yalnızcabağ Neighborhood, Değirmenlik Plateau.
The construction continues on the foundation land on the Değirmenlik Plateau, where the restoration started on 19 September 2020 and where the graves of Nure Sofi and his wife are located.
On October 23, 2020 Adana Foundations Regional Director Mr. Ahmet Develi, Mersin / Mut District Governor Mr. Muammer Köken, Controllers of the General Directorate of Foundations and other officials made an investigation in the construction area.
It was stated that in the examinations and measurements made by the authorities, all documents in the old records were complied. Measurements and evaluations continued for two days. It is the first case that no foreign materials were used in the restoration and that local stones were used. It is a different joy and excitement that the improvement works are continuing completely in accordance with the reality.
The construction of a 36 square meter fountain at the entrance of the foundation land, worthy of the region, has brought a different look to the environment. Modern Male Female Disabled wc / shower has been completed to meet the humanitarian needs of incoming visitors.
The places of the resting tracks have been prepared. At the assembly stage. In the meantime, the infrastructure works for the grave road asphalting work of Değirmenlik Pedestrian Nure Sofi and his wife, which is 11 kilometers away from Yalnızcabağ District (Village), have started.
Masjids, the motto of Islam, are exceptional places where the synthesis of worldly and otherworldly preparations should be made. Therefore, the religion of Islam gave great importance to these places and encouraged their reconstruction and protection. Masjids and mosques are the most important places for Muslims and have never lost this importance throughout the ages. In addition, these places have taken their place in history with their architectural style.
The open-air masjid, which has remained intact over the years, but has been destroyed in the face of natural conditions and suffered from neglect, has a very different value in the nomadic Yörük culture and the highland culture of the Taurus Mountains, and the Değirmenlik Plateau mosque is being repaired in a way that it will function as before.
It is known that in these open air masjids, meetings were held after the Friday Prayer, commercial exchanges were evaluated, and marriage contracts were mentioned. These customs, which are still continuing in the Konargöçer Turkmen Yoruk culture, will continue in the open air Friday Masjid next to the Nure Sofi tomb.
After coming up here; I cannot pass without mentioning the monumental juniper trees and the thrush that have been guarding these places for years without saying summer and winter. Juniper trees, the youngest of which are 400 years old and the oldest are 800 years old, are the evil eye beads and watchmen of the region. Each tree has numbers and information on it. Especially the number 25 juniper tree is the ancestor of other junipers.
The guardians of the graves of Karamanoğulları ancestor Nure Sofi and his wife. The graves of our nomadic nomads are also