Hudavendigar Mosque, Bursa

The imperial complex of Murad I, bearing his epithet Hüdavendigar, consists of a mosque with madrasa (medrese) and dervish lodge (zaviye), mausoleum (türbe), fountain, a soup kitchen (imaret), a hamam and a Koran school for boys (sibyan mektebi). The mosque of the complex was rebuilt following the 1855 earthquake, without alteration in plan. Successive restorations…

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The Green Mosque, Bursa

The mosque for the Complex of Mehmet I, known as Yesil (Green) Mosque, was built between 1491-1421 by architect Haci Ivaz Pasa. The building went under extensive renovation following the earthquake in 1855, led by architect Parveillée. The mosque is based on a reverse T-plan with a vestibule at entrance leading to a central hall…

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Yorguc Pasa Mosque, Amasya

The mosque was built by Yürgüç Pasa, son of Atabey Abdullah, in 1428. Abdullah was a teacher (atabey) of Mehmed I (1403-1421) and a vizier under his successor Murad II (1421-1451) and served as the ruler of Amasya in 1424. Plots of agricultural land (mezra) and a number of baths, vegetable gardens, hans and stores…

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Mehmet Pasha Mosque, Amasya

It is on Pirinçci boulevard also constructed by Hızır Pasha Oglu Mehmet Pasha, the vizier of Sultan II. Beyazid in 1485. The mosque have a plain architecture, but it is single of the outstanding examples of artistically ornamented marble carving. The contemporary entrance wings of the mosque are displayed in Amasya Museum.

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Beyazit Pasha Mosque, Amasya

Beyazid Pasha Mosque was build during the mayoralty Beyazid Pasa in Amasya in 1414, prior to his appointment as grand vizier by Mehmed I (1403-1421). The pasha acquired a large number of windmills, agricultural land, gardens, stores and public baths in the area to provide income for the religious endowment or waqf (vakif) responsible for…

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Uc Serefeli Mosque, Edirne

The Uc Serefeli giant Mosque, named after its unusual minaret with three balconies (serefe), was built between 1437 and 1447 (841-851 A.H.) by Murad II. Damaged in the 1752 earthquake, the mosque was repaired in 1763 by order of Mahmud III. A major restoration took place in 1930, with additional work on frescoes in 1999….

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The Selimiye Mosque, Edirne

Located in the neighborhood of Faith. This was one of the least accessible areas of tge city with the Kyrk Merdiven cliffs on one side and a deep cistern on the other. The mosque was commissioned by Sultan Selim II and was built by Architect Sinan between the dates 1568-1574. This grand mosque stands at…

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Eski Mosque, Edirne

The construction of the Old Mosque of Edirne began in 1402 (805 A.H.) by order of Emir Süleyman and was completed under the rule of his brother Mehmed I in 1414 (816 A.H.) The inscriptive plaque (kitabe) above its western portal gives the name of the architect, Haci Alaeddin of Konya and the builder, Ömer…

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Beyazit II Mosque, Edirne

The Beyazit Mosque, known as II Beyazit Complex, was completed in 1488 under the reign of Sultan Beyazit. Found 2 kilometers from Edirne proper, it has a mosque, a bath, a medical medrese, soup kitchen and a darussifa. The medrese has been converted into the Museum of Turkish Calligraphic Art while the soup kitchen is…

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Fatih Mosque, Istanbul

The Fatih Mosque constructed at the Conqueror’s orders was designed by a great architect named Sinan the Elder. Begun in 1463, it was finished in 1471. The mosque was composed of two large complete domes and a semi-dome on the mihrab side. It had two minarets, each with a balcony, and with lead-covered pinnacles. All…

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