In Ihlamur street, nine-couplet epigraph that belongs to Mahmud II was written by the poet Şakir.
In 1810, during a competition Mahmud II ordered his subordinates to put an ostrich egg as a target at a point where the current stone was located, and shot the egg with a gun from 1115 steps away. As a commemoration of this event, they put the Obelisk there. In 1881, the quarter was named Dikilitaş referring to this stone, and fifteen-couplet epigraph was written by Enderuni Vasıf.
Selim III shot often there, and his Nişan (target) stone is dated back to 1790/91. In the fifty eight-couplet epigraph written by the Poet Naşid, Enderun agas that shot in the same place are mentioned.
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