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Güzeloluk Mosque

Güzeloluk Mosque
Mihrab of the mosque
Basic information
Location Güzeloluk, Erdemli
Mersin Province, Turkey
Geographic coordinates
Affiliation Islam
Architectural description
Architect(s) Todiri
Architectural type Mosque
Architectural style Ottoman architecture
Completed 1873
Specifications
Capacity 400 prayers
Length 15 metres (49 ft)
Width 15 metres (49 ft)
Dome(s) 1
Minaret(s) 1
Materials Stone

Güzeloluk Mosque is a 19th century mosque in Güzeloluk village of Mersin Province, Turkey

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • History 2
  • Building 3
  • References 4

Geography

Güzeloluk is a village in Erdemli district Of Mersin Province. The mosque is situated on the road connecting Güzeloluk to west at .

History

Güzeloluk Mosque is unique in Erdemli villages as being the only historical mosque. According to the inscription of the mosque it was built in 1873. But the minaret was added in 1908. Although the minaret was partially demolished in 1970 as a result of a thunderbolt , it was repaired in 1978. According to the official plaque hanged on the wall, the mosque was commissioned by the village people. But according to an academic report the mosque was commissioned by a certain Böcüoğlu İbrahim .[1] Its architects were an Ottoman Armenian named Todiri and his assistant Nikolos.[2]

Building

According to the official plaque, the total area of the mosque is 688 square metres (7,410 sq ft) and the square-plan interior area is 253 square metres (2,720 sq ft), meaning enough room for 400 prayers. The building material is stone.

Although the mosque is an Ottoman mosque non Muslim architect has introduced some church elements like unusually decorated minbar and the portal of the building.[2]

References

  1. ^ ZfWT report by Lokman Tay
  2. ^ a b (Turkish)Erdemli guide by İbrahim Doğan
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