Yıldız Tabya (Fort Napoleon)

Armament: six 87 mm L/24 guns with strengthened barrel


A satellite view of Fort Yıldız. Red lines show its original shape when it was built in 17th or 18th century.

Remains of Fort Yıldız (on the top of the hill) seen from the road from Gelibolu to Keşan.

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

NW flank of Fort Yıldız

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

SE flank of Fort Yıldız

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

View from NW flank of Fort Yıldız towards SW

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

View from the Northern bastion of Fort Yıldız towards Gulf of Saros.

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

View from the NE bastion of Fort Yıldız towards Gulf of Saros.

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

A pictude printed during WWI as a postcard of „Fort Napoleon” (Yıldız) at Bolayır area. However, the satelite photographs do not confirm the presence of the stone-built tower and the outher wall in that fort. Also the landscape does not fit to its original visinity.

(E. L. D. 40-me Série – Piotr Nykiel’s collection)

 

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