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Under this huge plane tree, there was the grave of an islamic martyr.rnİn sixties, women who were not been able to get a child, visited this grave ,prayed there and .rnLater ,when they succeded to get a baby, they visited him once again and made him a gift in kind of a typical turkish sweet called "halwa" . Therefore the martyr there was been called as "Helvacı Dede" ; which means "Granddad the halwa maker" !rnThe place was mainly been visited on Fridays; and than as you can see on this capture as well, many sellers were been around ; like the simit (a kind of bagel) seller to the left of the picture.rnIn late sixties than, during the huge construction and reconstruction works in İstanbul, this grave disappeared.rnBut İstanbul is still full of similar martyr graves.

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