Turkey: Ancient Cultures of Eastern Anatolia - paulsmit
'Second court of the Ishak Pasha Palace.'

	The Ishak Pasha Palace, south of Dogubayazit, was built in the 17th and 18th century by a family of Kurdish chieftains who grew rich by controlling the traffic on the trade route between Iran and Trabzon. Here we see the second court of the palace with the entrance to the family tomb on the right. The architecture of the complex is a stunning amalgam of Seljuk, Ottoman, Georgian, Persian and Armenian styles. Photo Mick Palarczyk.