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Mamure Kalesi (Mamure Castle, also known as Mamuriye)
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On the southeast edge of town, on the shore, the highway goes right past the Mamure Kalesi. Its precise date of construction is uncertain, but it was built in Roman times to protect the city, then known as Anemurium, from seaborne raiders. The castle was expanded and largely rebuilt by the Seljuks, who captured it in the 13th century, and again by the Karamanoğulları, who controlled this part of Anatolia after the Seljuk empire collapsed. Note the inscription to the Karamanoğulları prince, İbrahim Bey II, dating from 1450. The place is so impressively well preserved you'd think it was a modern reconstruction.
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