Abdioglu Mosque – Nevsehir

Abdioglu Mosque is 15 km (9 mile) far to Nevsehir centurum. This mosque which is located in Ortahisar district is side by side Haci (Pilgrim) Mehmet Zade’s grave who had it built. The minaret with double balconies of Abdioglu Mosque integrating with Mount Erciyes and Ortahisar Castle presents you a spectacular richness which you cannot…

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Crimson (Egri Minare) Minaret – Aksaray

Crimson Minaret located in Aksaray . It is presumed that Egri Minaret belonging to the Seljukian  period was built between 1221-1236. It is also known as the Crimson Minaret because it was made of red bricks. The Minaret is eye catching with its square based cylindrical body. The brick body has been split into two…

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Cincikli Mosque – Aksaray

Cincikli (Haci Yusuf) Mosque, located in the center of Aksaray, incorporates the architectural characteristics of the Seljukian period. Despite the fact that the definite date of construction of the mosque is not known, it is presumed that it might have been made by Emir Bin Yusuf at the end of the 13th century ofr at…

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Church Mosquet – Aksaray

Church Mosquet located in Aksaray . The building which was constructed by the Byzantine Emperor Teodosius in 385 belongs to closed type of Greek cross. The building, which was altered with the additions made subsequently to the scheme of the plan, has been changed with three naved domed basilica type . The church was transformed…

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Kursunlu Mosque – Kutahya

Kursunlu mosque also known as Kursunlu Camii, Kasim Pasa Camii, Kursunlu Mosque, Kasim Pasa Mosque. Kursunlu Mosque was built between 1377 and 1378 by Ahi Sheikh Muhammed bin Alaaddin, under Suleyman Sah (1361-1387) of the Germiyan Emirate. Its name, “Kursunlu” refers to the lead sheeting of its dome. It is also known after Kasim Pasa,…

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Dunaysir Ulu Mosque – Mardin

Dunaysir Ulu Mosque also known as Great Mosque of Dunaysir, Ulu Cami of Dunaysir, Kiziltepe Ulu Camisi, Dunaysir Ulu Cami. The congregational mosque of Dunaysir was commissioned by Artuqid Beg Yuluk Arslan (Husam al-Din, 1184-1203) and completed after his death in 1204 by his brother Artuq Arslan (1203-1239). It was abandoned for many years before…

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Ulu Mosque – Erzurum

Ulu Camii mean Great Mosque is located in Erzurum. Great Mosque was commissioned by Saltuk Emirate Nasrettin Aslan Mehmet and built by Abu’l-Fath Muhammed in 1179 (575 A.H.). According to inscriptions found at the mosque, five restoration projects were undertaken in different periods; first by the governor Huseyin Pasa in 1639, second by Mosque caretaker…

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Ulu Mosque and Darussifa, Divrigi – Sivas

Ulu Camii mean of english is Great Mosque. The Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi is the most elaborately decorated medieval monument in Anatolia. It is well preserved and has a storied history, including use during World War II as the secret vault for the treasure of Topkapi Sarayi. The mosque was built in 1229…

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Ilyas Bey Mosque, Balat – Aydin

Ilyas Bey Mosque located near to Aydin, which is surrounded with a courtyard between the ruins of Miletus, was built in 1403 by Ilyas Bey (1402-1421) of the Turkish Mentse Emirate (Menteseogullari), who ruled in southwestern Anatolia for over a century until the Ottoman annexation of 1424. The building was repaired in 1905 for the…

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Ulu Mosque – Malatya

An inscriptive plaque above the west entrance, dating from 1247 during the rule of Seljuk Sultan ‘Izz al-Din Kay Kawus II (1246-1257), attributes the mosque’s foundation to Shahab al-Din Ilyas bin Shahab Abu Bakr although construction may have begun earlier under Ala al-Din Kay Qubadh (1220-1237). The same inscription names a certain Khusraw as master…

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