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Rest of the Timur army was watching this fight with admiration but also, Timur’s soldiers became tired and sick of numerous failed attempts. , s 88 View of Meliksah village and all Cubuk plain from Cataltepe. The red hill on the right is Calkaya. Bayezid had this view of the plain when he retreated to Cataltepe. View of Meliksah village and all Cubuk plain from Cataltepe. On the left there is the Esenboga Airport and on the right Mount Huseyin Gazi and city of Ankara. As this fight continued for hours, Bayezid’s sword shattered into pieces.

Unfortunately, his worst case scenario turned out to be true and he was forced to make his last stand on this hill. Bahadırtepe hill, the highest hill on the east of the battlefield. Only natural obstacle that Ottoman left wing could hold should they were forced to retreat. The view from Cataltepe was impressive. Entire area was under your feet. What we saw was vast plains now shared among villagers as fields for farming but when Bayezid looked from here in 1402 he saw “all flanks in disarray, few soldiers left on the field and piles of Ottoman deaths and enemy surrounding everywhere” 48 48 Ömer Halis s 87 View of Meliksah village and all Cubuk plain from Cataltepe.

Saray village: Village north of city of Ankara and west of Cubuk stream. Timurids were deployed here. Mahmutoğlan village: Village established after the battle in the name of Timur’s commander, Khan of Chagatais Mahmutoglan who captured Bayezid. ANNEX V: OUR ROUTE Recommendations of route for those who want to visit the battlefield Before you start your journey make sure your car is properly passed maintenance. Although it is rather convenient route get enough fuel and make sure you have proper type of tyres for the season.

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