On the picture: A glimpse of the ‘Yivli Minare' (= fluted or grooved minaret), four out of six small domes of the mosque next to it, and the mountain range of the Beydağları on the other side of the bay.
The minaret and its mosque were built around 1230, during the reign of the Seljuk sultan Alaeddin Keykubat I (1220-1237); the original mosque was destroyed in the 14th century and replaced by a new one in 1373. With its six domes, this ‘Yivli Cami’ (also: Ulu Cami/Great Mosque) is one of the oldest examples of multi-dome construction in Anatolia.
Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Source: ‘Türkye Tarihi Yerler Kılavuzu’ – M.Orhan Bayrak, Inkılâp Kitabevi, Istanbul, 1994.