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Ahsap Ayak Mosque


Its minaret is wooden and short. Its lodge is embellished with ochre-hued embroideries, its niche ascending to the ceiling with relief geometrical motifs, its wooden pulpit with geometrical passages and colourful embroideries. Its embroidered ceiling is wooden. The mosque is a typical structure with its wooden pulpit and its niche for Late-epoch works.


Ahi Elvan Mosque


It was built by Ahi Elvan Mehmet Bey in 1332. The minaret and the pulpit of the mosque, restored in 1413, were built in 1423. The wooden ceiling of the mosque, which has a plain appearance, is laid upon a wooden pillar with 12 heads. The pulpit embellished with five-cornered motifs stands as an example of the woodwork in Seljuk style.


Ahi Yakup Mosque


The mosque in the District of İsmetpasa was built by Ahi Yakup in 1391. It has a structure of sun-dried brick on a basis made of stone. It attracts attention with its niche (mihrap), which is a characteristic of the mosque architectures in Ankara in the 14th century.


Alaaddin Mosque


The mosque inside the Citadel walls was built in 1178. It was restored in 1361 and 1434. The Kıblah wall of Alaaddin Mosque, one of the oldest mosques in Ankara, is adjacent to the dungeon gate of the citadel. There are three inscriptions on the entry gate. Alaaddin Mosque is a work gaining importance especially with its pulpit of 1178, antique pillar heads at the last place for community gathering, with the repair inscriptions on the gate.


Aslanhane (Ahi Serafettin) Mosque


The exterior appearance of the mosque is highly plain. It was first built in the beginning of the 13th century. It was made of the stones collected/gathered from the old structures/buildings of the Roman and Byztian Empires. Inside the mosque illuminated with 12 windows, there are 24 columns of pine arranged in four lines of six groups. Its ceiling is wooden engraving. The shrine embellished with ceramic tiles is one of the most beautiful examples for the niches in Seljuk style. The mosque is remembered as Aslanhane Mosque because of the lion statue embedded in the tomb wall at the east of the mosque.


Cenab-i Ahmet Mosque


The mosque has a classical Ottoman architecture with its wall of free stone and its domes covered in lead. It was built by Ankara Beylerbeyi Cenab-i Ahmet Pasha at the reign of Suleiman the Magnificent in 1566. The margins of 36 windows opening in three lines of 12 groups are embellished with colorful engravings. The pulpit and the prayer niche are plain and of white marble.


Haci Bayram Mosque


The mosque, in Ulus, next to the Temple of Augustus, was built in honor of Haci Bayram Veli between 1427- 1428 years. The mosque in Seljuk style was restored by Great Architect Sinan. The wooden shrine was embroidered by famous engraver Mustafa at the end of the 17th century. Its minaret with two minaret balconies has a square plan and the trunk of cylindrical brick on a stone pedestal. The mosque was ornamented with Kutahya ceramic tiles. This mosque, attracting attention with its artistic value, is still one of the most important mosques in Ankara.


Karacabey Mosque


The mosque is a complex of buildings with its tomb, its fountain, and double baths. The mosque, built by Karacabey in the 15th century, is the only example of eyvanlı plan tipi in Ankara. Its minaret is an important example with glazed brick and ceramic tiling work. There is the tomb of Karacabey next to the mosque.


Cicekcioglu Mosque


With the ceiling system, the scriptures on windows and its shrine, the mosque is a beautiful example of Ankara mosques at the end of the 17th century and the beginning of the 18th century.


Tacettin Mosque


This mosque has a structure with its tile roof and with the walls of free stone. The minaret ascending at the northernwest of the mosque has a square plinth and cylindrical skeleton/structure and is made of stone. The mosque was built by Sultan Abdulhamit II in 1901-1902.


Kocatepe Mosque


The mosque is among the new p-mosques in Ankara. There are four semidomes around the main dome. These semidomes were enlarged with 12 domes. The domes were covered in lead in a traditional style. It is enteren into the main part of the mosque by one main and four side doors made with kundekari (interlocking) technique. A marble fountain ornaments the courtyard with porticoes at the northern part of the mosque. Porticoes are covered with 26 domes, which are 12 meter in height. The shrine, 10 meter in height, were made of white marble. The pulpit, 8.70 m in height, is made of marble embroidered with special ornaments.


Sarıkadı (Mimarzade) Mosque


The mosque is an artwork from the 18th century. It is a structure with a foundation of stone, with a wooden plank, and with a tile roof. The Rococo effect is seen in patches.