Monday, May 19, 2014

Kocatepe Mosque, Ankara - TURKEY

On the journey through Turkey guided by Muammer we now stop at Ankara, her hometown, to see this wonderful nightview of the recently built Kacatepe Mosque (clearly inspired on the great Ottoman mosques of Istanbul). Thanks again Muammer for the card and for your message (I'll make you fulfill that promise of show me Ankara if I have the chance to visit it soon!). This postcard took 9 days to arrive!
Kocatepe Mosque, Ankara - TURKEY
The Kocatepe Mosque is the largest mosque in Ankara, the capital of Turkey. It was built between 1967 and 1987 in the Kocatepe quarter in Kızılay, and its size and prominent situation have made it a landmark that can be seen from almost anywhere in central Ankara. Completed in 1987, this project is built in a neo-classical Ottoman architecture style, and is an eclectic building inspired by the Selimiye mosque in Edirne, and the Sehzade and Sultan Ahmet mosques in Istanbul.

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