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Güveloğlu, Yüreğir

Güveloğlu is located in Turkey
Location in Turkey
Coordinates: 36°51′N 35°36′E / 36.850°N 35.600°E / 36.850; 35.600
Time zoneUTC+3 (TRT)

Güveloğlu is a neighbourhood in the municipality and district of Yüreğir, Adana Province, Turkey.[1] Its population is 322 (2022).[2]

Approximately 5 kilometers to the east of the town is the impressive fortress of Güveloğlu Kalesi, also known as Gökvelioğlu Castle. In 1965 G. R Youngs published a survey and description of this site.[3] In 1987 Robert W. Edwards published improvements to his earlier plan and added many new observations.[4] This castle has two large baileys that are defined by imposing walls, towers, and undercrofts at the northeast and southwest and sheer cliffs elsewhere. In the north or upper bailey is a huge cistern covered by barrel and groined vaults. Edwards discovered that the Byzantines are responsible for the first building period (perhaps with some Arab additions) and that the second building period, which defines most of the complex, is from the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia during the 12th or 13th century. There is no evidence to associate Gökvelioğlu with the castle of Vaner, which appears in the coronation list of Leo I, King of Armenia.[5] An extensive photographic survey and plan of Güveloğlu Castle was made between 1973 and 1981.[6]


  1. ^ Mahalle, Turkey Civil Administration Departments Inventory. Retrieved 12 July 2023.
  2. ^ "Address-based population registration system (ADNKS) results dated 31 December 2022, Favorite Reports" (XLS). TÜİK. Retrieved 12 July 2023.
  3. ^ G. R. Youngs, “Three Cilician Castles,” Anatolian Studies, 15, 1965, pp.118-125.
  4. ^ Edwards, Robert W. (1987). The Fortifications of Armenian Cilicia: Dumbarton Oaks Studies XXIII. Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University. pp. 132–137. ISBN 0-88402-163-7.
  5. ^ Robert W. Edwards, “Settlements and Toponymy in Armenian Cilicia,” Revue des Études Arméniennes 24, 1993, pp.228-229.
  6. ^ The survey was conducted under the auspices of the University of California at Berkeley.[1]

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