Sogut –a picturesque little settlement of the midwest Bilecik province was never on the radar of foreign or local tourists until Turkish TV series Dirilis Ertugrul (Resurrection Erturgul) became popular. This cozy town was the birthplace of the Ottoman Empire.
The main attraction in Sogut is the tomb of Ertugrul, where tourist numbers have swelled in the past few years. It was a normal grave until 1886 when it was turned into a decorated tomb. In 1921, invading Greek soldiers are said to have targeted and fired at the tomb. Visitors can still see some of the window shutters pockmarked by bullet holes. ( In our Ertugrul daily tour, you ‘ll able to see all ) Free standing flags of several Turkic nations decorate the inside of the structure. And encircling the grave are small boxes containing packets of soil brought from erstwhile governorates of the Ottoman Empire in Ertugrul's honour. A Kayi flag –with two arrows and a bow decked on a blue cloth – and a Turkish flag stand on either side at the crown of the grave.
Outside the tomb are the graves of the Kayi leader's wife, Haleeme Hatun, his second son, Savci Bey, and 19 honorary graves of Ertugrul Gazi's friends and close Alps (Kayi warriors).
Nearby, marquees have set up selling Kayi merchandise: swords, leather armour, Bey caps, fur hats, flags, tribal attire, and gifts themed around Dirilis: Ertugrul for fans of the series.
As you wish to visit this cozy town, birthplace of Ottoman state where the all story begins, please let us know to organize your Turkey Ertugrul tour package details. We have daily departures to places where ‘’ Resurrection Ertugrul – Dirilis Ertugrul ‘’ and ‘’ Kurulus Osman ‘’ series are filming about.