Başçayır Monumental Sycamore Tree

The tree, which is in Köşk District’s Soğukkuyu-Çarşı Neighborhood, is one of the historical trees of the national struggle. During the Greek invasion, the outpost commander hung the Turks he caught on the butcher’s hook they nailed on the body of the sycamore tree by their feet, and caused them to die by torturing and tormenting them. The butcher’s hook still hangs on the tree. The tree has been registered as a monumental tree because of this.