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Uzunköprü - Historical and cultural sites

WIRE FOUNTAIN – TELLI ÇEŞME

Information
The water needs of citizens of Uzunköprü were ensured till the 1950s. by the fountains built
during the time of Sultan II. Murat. These fountains are known as “12 Fountains” and some of
them like Telli Çeşme Square, Rıza Efendi neighborhood, Halise Hatun neighborhood (Yağ
Hane Fountain), Fountain across Şinasi School, Habiphoca neighborhood Fountain are still
used today.
Telli Çeşme fountain was built in 1800 and is located in the middle of Uzunköprü Bazaar, in
one of the rich historical squares of Uzunköprü. The decoration on the fountain has the
characteristics of XVIII century features. Here, folded branches, rumi – motifs of leaf, cypress
motifs are engraved on the stone.
During the Greek invasion of Uzunköprü in 1920-1922, the inscriptions and decorations on
the fountain were destroyed. Only some traces can be seen today. The fountain was
dismantled from the corner of Muradiye Mosque and moved to its present location in 1960.
Telli Çeşme fountain is made of solid marble with four taps. The water of the fountain was
provided from the water pipe network brought by Sultan II. Murat. Today there are only two
taps on the fountain and the decorations are as the same features as the Tulip Age (1718-
1730) decorations. It is a very valuable work in terms of art history. Telli Çeşme fountain is
280 meters far away from the bus terminal.
For more information: +90 284 513 11 43
e-mail:kultursosyal@uzunkopru.bel.tr