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  • During the period of Fatih Sultan Mehmet, the dervish from Sinop named İbrahim Edhem who resided in Örcün Village of Değirmendere had a lodge, bathhouse and several houses built in here. The shrine of İbrahim Edhem who was called “Father” stands on an elevated platform on the hill which is surrounded by cypress trees is the only structure in the village that descended from the Ottoman era. This structure that is also known as Father Sultan’s Shrine contains a warrant issued by Sultan Selim III in 1787 contained in a wooden chest that belonged to the Father Sultan. There is also an Ottoman grave dated 1879 in the burial ground that lies to the right of the entrance to the shrine. The shrine was planned as a rectangle extending along the northeast. It is made of stone. There is a 4-meter-long chest inside laid in the northeast to the southwest direction. Although the bathhouse built during the period of the Father Dervish was destroyed in 1930, a new one was built instead of the destroyed bathhouse with the efforts of the residents of Örcün village in 1948.

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