Dede Baba Tomb

 Opposite the Afşin Ulu Mosque is the Dede Baba Türbe. The stone building is made according to a square plan, and architecturally, it is the most important structure in Afşin. It was built in the 13th century under the Anatolian Seljuk ruler Alâeddin in the time of Keykubat, who was influenced by the Cehaf myth of two volunteer soldiers, Hussein and Himmet, who served in the cave of Eshab-I Kefh. They had come to Afşin from Medina carrying stones to work on the construction of Eshab-ı Kehf Külliyesi. Hüseyin, first known as Deveci Baba and later as Dede Baba, died during the construction of Eshab-ı Kehf. He is interned in this tomb and today is revered as a saint.