Karacahisar castle facts for kids
Karacahisar Castle (sometimes spelled as Karajahisar Castle) was a Byzantine castle built on a plateau.Until Ertugrul Gazi conqured it. It is near the Porsuk River, southwest of Eskişehir, Turkey. Karacahisar Castle is standing 1,010 metres (3,310 ft) above sea level. It is surrounded with walls and covers an area of 60,000 square meters.
The Turks settled in the region and called it Karajshahir. In 1299 Ertugrul Gazi appointed judge and imam . After possessing the Karacahisar castle, Ertugrul advanced on the Byzantine lands and expanded the borders of the emirate. The conquest of Karacahisar was important in laying the foundation for the Ottoman Empire.
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