Gokcebayir Village Mosque, Canakkale

The decision to build a new Gokcebayir village mosque was initiated in January 1963, after the little masjid built on the same site was ruined. Construction was directed by the Local Mosque Association and realized with contributions of the citizens. The main building was finished in 1968 and decoration and frescoes were completed in the…

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Firuz Bey Mosque, Milas

The Firuz Bey Mosque was constructed in 1394 by Mentese governor Firuz Bey, three years after the annexation of the emirate by Ottoman Sultan Bayezid (1360-1403). Inscriptions to the right and left of the mihrab name architect Hasan bin Abdullah and master painter Musa bin Adil. The mosque is set in a garden precinct that…

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Karacabey Mosque, Ankara

Karacabey Mosque built by Karacabey in the 15th century; the mosque, tomb and foundation, which are now situated in the campus of the Hacettepe University, constitutes the kulliye with the Karacabey Bath, which is located in Hamamönü. The mosque was constructed according to the Bursa type- reverse T- plan. It is only example of such…

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Aslanhane Mosque – Ankara

Aslanhane Mosque situated in the district of Samanpazari. Arslanhane Mosque was ordered by Ahi Serafeddin to be built in the years of 1289 and 1290. The mosque, stands on a sloping terrain, is called as Arslanhane Mosque (Lion-house Mosque) as there is an antique lion statue earthed into one of the walls. The mosque is…

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Alaeddin Mosque – Ankara

Alaeddin mosque was constructed by Muhiddin Mesut, son of Kılıçarslan, inside Ankara Castle in the year of 1178. It was renamed as Alaeddin Mosque as it was renovated in the era of Alaeddin Keykubat (Seljukid Sultan). Being as an example of Anatolian Seljukid architectural style, it has a rectangular plan. Calligraphys and architectural remnants from…

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Ibrahim Pasha (Kursunlu) Mosque, Nevsehir

Kursunlu mosque, situated in the Damat IIbrahim Pasha complex, was completed in 1726. The mosque, which is situated in the centre of a court with three gates, has an elegant minaret 44m in height. The name” Kursunlu” comes from the sheets of lead covering the main dome. Most of the internal decorations consist of floral…

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Coban Mustafa Pasa Külliyesi – Kocaeli

Çoban Mustafa Pasa Complex stands on a hill to the northwest of Gebze. Enveloped by roads on four sides, the buildings of the complex occupy a rough rectangular site that measures about hundred and twenty meters by hundred and ten meters. According to the inscription on the mosque’s portal, the complex was commissioned in 1523…

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Seyit Battal Gazi Külliyesi – Eskisehir

The complex is dedicated to (Seyyid) Battal Gazi, an epic hero based on a warrior who fought with the Umayyad army against Byzantium and who is believed to have been martyred on the site. It is built into the eastern slopes of Üçler Hill overlooking Seyitgazi, a Turcoman village near the Roman-Byzantine settlement of Nicolea,…

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Fatih Pasa Mosque – Diyarbakir

The Fatih Pasha Mosque (1518-1520) was the first Ottoman mosque in Diyarbakir, built by Biyikli Mehmet Pasha, the conqueror (fatih) of the city in 1515. The mosque has one large dome resting on heavy piers and supported by four half-domes, a structural and architectural development that grew into the classic centralized plan seen in  in…

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The Ince Minareli Madrasah – Konya

The Ince Minareli Madrasa takes its name from what was once its extremely tall minaret, currently reduced to only the lower portion. Much of the minaret collapsed in the early twentieth century. The lowermost portion of the minaret is square and built of stone, which gives way to cylindrical brick, which must have formed the…

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