The Gelüşke Hanı is found just to the east of the center of the old city of Midyat in Mardin Province, Turkey. It was built as an inn near the turn of the 20th century on the model of a traditional caravanserai (hanı; khan) of the Ottoman era. In recent years, it has been restored and converted into a restaurant.
Description & Iconography
The Gelüske Hani was constructed as an inn in 1903 by an architect named Musa Samas. Between 1950 and the 1970s, the building functioned as a market, while in 1980, it was converted into a stable and abattoir. Recently, the building underwent a major restoration and now serves as a restaurant with seating in both the courtyard and the former guest rooms.
“History” general source: Karakaş and Karakaş 2015, 308–309.
Karakaş, Ayhan, and Esma Karakaş. 2015. “Hanların Turizme Kazandırılması: Mardin, Diyarbakır Ve Şanlıurfa İl Merkezlerindeki Hanlar Üzerine Bir Çalışma.” Dicle Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi 7: 306–321.