Eyup Sultan Cemetery

It has been known that a close companion of the Prophet Muhammad (sahaba), Abu Ayyub al-Ansari, who died in a raid on the Byzantine capital Constantinople in 674 and was buried here. Thus, the cemetery grew quickly during the Ottoman era because the Ottomans wished to draw the cemetery next to Ebu Eyup el-Ansari.

Today, so many well-known artists and statesmen’s graves are here, and the most interesting grave section, no doubt, is "Executioner Cemetery." To avoid retaliation from the executed person's relatives, it was forbidden during the Ottoman era to bury public executioners in public cemeteries. So they were buried in the Executioner Cemetery with blank headstones.